One of the most exquisite instrumental fantasies, Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune evokes a mythical and sensual dream world. A somber yet evocative reflection of World War II follows with Henry Dutilleux's The Shadows of Time. The concert closes with Shostakovich's rebellious Fifth Symphony-written at the height of Stalin's Great Terror, it is hauntingly beautiful and triumphant.
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