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Dmitri Shostakovich, leading Soviet composer of the mid-20th century. Photo taken on Nov. 14, 1972. (Evening Standard/Getty Images
Dmitri Shostakovich, leading Soviet composer of the mid-20th century. Photo taken on Nov. 14, 1972. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)
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Here & Now classical music opinionator Fran Hoepfner joins host Callum Borchers to discuss 20th-century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's jazzy "Suite for Variety Orchestra."

Hoepfner says "it's a reminder to feel joy and mischief during a time when maybe we feel guilty for doing so."

This segment aired on March 26, 2021.

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