An Informer's Duty



By Greg Cullen.

Leningrad, 1937.

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.