November 21, 2019


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This morning on his Almanac, Carl Grapentine noted the premiere of a symphony on this date in 1937.  The work was a great success, both artistically and politically.  The latter was significant because this composer’s Fifth Symphony would have to meet with the approval of the State.  Who is the author of this Symphony No. 5 whose first performance was followed by an ovation that lasted almost an hour?