St. Petersburg: City of Music

Documentary

A fascinating programme that delves into the emotions and feelings the people of St. Petersburg have towards classical music.

St. Petersburg: City of Music

St. Petersburg: City of Music

Shostakovich wrote his famous 7th Symphony in Leningrad in 1941 during the German occupation. This program shows how much classical music meant and still means to the people of St Petersburg.

During the German occupation, people were dying from starvation. To heighten the spirits and the moral in the besieged people it was decided that musicians should be assembled to play for the Russian people and in spite of the hunger and want they managed to assemble a symphony orchestra.

Producers Sonja Vesterholt & Pia Borgwardt
Produced by Vesterholt Film & TV for DR
Duration 60 min.
Year of Production 1999
Original Title St. Petersburg - The City of Music
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