Friedrich Gulda and Dmitri Shostakovich – two characters, as different as two diametrically opposed planets. But yet there is an invisible connection, turning them into soul mates: their ironical, sometimes even sarcastic humor. One of them needs it to survive Stalin’s terror, the other acts it out to lean up against the social rigidity. Playfully they let humor slip in their music, willfully sliding into irony, preferably to lift off into sarkasm. One lives it out to revolte against the establishment, the other shortly will be hit by Stalins thunderbolts.
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