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Kansas City Symphony Executive Director Talks Classical Music Recordings on KCUR

A Walk Through Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, And Hemingway's Year In Kansas City

KCUR - 89.3 FM
Aired Thursday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m. 

 STEVE KRASKE & LUKE X. MARTIN

Frank Byrne, executive director of the Kansas City Symphony, says when Shostakovich's 5th Symphony was released, a Moscow newpaper quoted the composer as saying "the symphony was a Soviet artist's creative response to justified criticism." LUKE X. MARTIN / KCUR 89.3

The executive director of the Kansas City Symphony is a busy man, but Frank Byrne has carved out some time for Up To Date. Today, he leads us through a Shostakovich symphony he's been listening to a lot lately.

Listen to the segment here.