Allegro non sequitur

Alex Ross sums it up: “From the YouTube Commentary Project, a video of Bernstein conducting the finale of the Shostakovich Fifth, with a dramatic recitation of the comments section. Some language may not be suitable for children or for Stalinists.”

From “Hell yes, go trombones,” by Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise, 11 January 2009

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