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VIDEO: Oliver Condy on Shostakovich

Learn about the extraordinary life of Russian Composer Shostakovich with Editor of BBC Music Magazine, Oliver Condy. Oliver guides us through this influential 20th century composer’s music, his struggle between Communist ideology and Stalin’s madness and brutality and the sheer versatility and range of his compositions.

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Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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