N.Y. Philharmonic to perform ‘Babi Yar,’ the composer’s public rebuke of the Kremlin.
Special to the Jewish Week
There’s a special look that artists develop when they live under a brutal dictatorship. It’s a shiftiness in the eyes that comes from always looking behind to see who is listening and taking notes when they speak, write, paint, compose. Dmitri Shostakovich must have had that look down pat.
“He was on a list,” Victoria Bond says. “They must have watched his every move.”