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The Lost Chord: February 2 - Black and White and Red All Over
Of the great composers, none enjoyed football more than Dmitri Shostakovich. Russian football, that is. On one occasion he even invited the entire Leningrad Dynamo over to his apartment for dinner. Following the Super Bowl, tune in for selections from a 5-CD boxed set, on the Melodiya label, of Russian state recordings of Shostakovich (pictured, lower right, with fellow Soviet football fans) performing his own music, including a piano four-hands arrangement of the Tenth Symphony, with the second part played by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Shostakovich tickles the keys, this Sunday at 10 pm.