Karl Eliasberg and Shostakovich’s Seventh

“‘So many years have passed since that day and memory is a funny thing, like drying paint. It changes colour as it dries. But that symphony has stayed with me the way it was that night. Afterwards, it was still a city under siege, but I knew it would live. Music is life, after all,’ she said, ‘what is life without music? This was the music that proved our city had come back to life after death.'”

– Orchestral Manoeuvres (part one), The Observer

Both parts of the article are well worth reading.

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