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Subtitle of Shostakovich's Symphony no. 12 (‘Pamyati Lenina’, ‘To the memory of Lenin’; 1961); its movements (‘Revolutionary Petrograd’, ‘Razliv’, ‘Aurora’, and ‘The Dawn of Mankind’) portray elements of the Revolution of 1917. It forms a diptych with The Year 1905.

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Subjects: Music.


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