Music: First Heard on July 19, 1942

On July 19, 1942, Symphony No. 7, the “Leningrad” Symphony, by Dmitri Shostakovich, performed for the first time in the U.S. by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

Shostakovich 7 Leningrad Toscanini 


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