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On March 5, 1942 the legendary 7th Symphony by Dmitri Shostakovich was first performed.
It is one of the most iconic musical compositions ever created, dedicated to the besieged #Leningrad and its heroic defenders.
It inspired millions of people across the world.
Listen to the 7th Symphony performed by Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra