Russian modernist Dmitri Shostakovich was born in 1906 and was the last pupil of the renowned conductor Rene Leibowitz. Shostakovich's profound Symphony No. 11 explores the communist uprising in the year before his birth. From the heady attempt at revolution to the shear brutality of the czarist crackdown, this Soviet era masterpiece looks to bloody days before the successful revolution in 1917. David Montgomery conducts the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra through this powerful and sometimes overlooked symphony.