The fourth movement of Shostakovich’s Sonata has a sarcastic, demonic humor that you can bring out at 184 bpm 176 bpm or even a bit slower. Be sure to watch the whole video to hear me tell the famous story of what supposedly inspired Shostakovich to write parts of this movement. Tiny spoiler: it involves the cellist mimicking a trombonist practicing in a Moscow conservatory stairwell.
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