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Earwitness #68: Pobeda!

thu 27 feb 2014

In ‘Everything in memory of you…’, our series about Russisan music form the 20th century, on 3 March 20.00: the Red Army broke through the German lines on 12 January 1945 during the Vistula-Oder offensive. This was followed by the Battle of Berlin from 20 April to 2 May. The unconditional surrender of the German troops on 8 May marked the end of the Second World War in Europe.

With work by Herman Galynin, Children's Songs by Mieczys┼éaw Weinberg, the Third String Quartet and music for the film 'The Fall of Berlin' by Dmitri Sjostakovitsj and finally Prokofjev's Ode to the End of the War. 

 

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