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The (Faint Hint Of) Scandal Surrounding Shostakovich’s Opera ‘The Nose’

“He wrote The Nose from the unguarded standpoint of a young composer using his entire box of tricks at a time when the liberated Russian intelligentsia had free rein to experiment and revel in the avant garde. The first Stalinist crackdown was still around the corner. The result is almost a catalogue of all the […]
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