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Tree_of_Death
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9/21/2016 3:34:31 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
I can't figure out for the life of me what this piece is about.

Shostakovich wrote it as part of a concerto for his son's 19th birthday. The other movements are relatively fast and lively, and then there's this one. It's definitely melancholic, but I can't figure out anything beyond that. Sometimes it seems nostalgic in a warm but sad sort of way, other times it seems eerie, like the remnants of a failed society (perhaps the Soviet Union), and other times it's just depressing. I honestly have no idea. Your thoughts?

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9/22/2016 6:40:24 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 9/21/2016 3:34:31 AM, Tree_of_Death wrote:
I can't figure out for the life of me what this piece is about.

Shostakovich wrote it as part of a concerto for his son's 19th birthday. The other movements are relatively fast and lively, and then there's this one. It's definitely melancholic, but I can't figure out anything beyond that. Sometimes it seems nostalgic in a warm but sad sort of way, other times it seems eerie, like the remnants of a failed society (perhaps the Soviet Union), and other times it's just depressing. I honestly have no idea. Your thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com...

It reminds me of some old Demetori song's intro I used to remember the name to.
Also reminds me of the station I listen to when all the other (2) stations I bother to listen to are on break or playing a bad song.

I like it :3
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