By Greg Cullen.
Shostakovich is under official attack as Stalin's terror decimates his world.
He cannot compose Soviet anthems, his Fourth Symphony is too dangerous to perform - and yet, as the Soviet Union's premier composer, he must respond to the times.
With Melanie Walters, Christine Pritchard and Mark Straker.
Director Alison Hindell.
8.55 Shostakovich: Symphony No 5.
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis.