May 10, 2018
This week on Sticky Notes, we explore Shostakovich's most cinematic and controversial symphony, based on the failed Russian Revolution of 1905. Or so we think. Its also possible that the piece is based on the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1956. We'll explore all the theories behind that as well as the incredible music, based largely on Russian Revolutionary Songs, portraying the frozen silence of the Palace Square in St. Petersburg, the brutal massacre of the protestors, their grief, and then finally, their rage.