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Julian Barnes on Shostakovich inspired new novel

January 28th, 2016

Episode 814 of 1744 episodes

Author Julian Barnes is publishing a new novel, The Noise of Time, based around the composer Dimitri Shostakovich. He spoke to the Today programme's James Naughtie about Shostakovich's struggle with the Soviet state, and issues of freedom and society it raises.

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