Babi-Yar

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Babi-Yar. Sub-title of Shostakovich's Sym. No.13 in B minor, Op.113, for bass, bass ch., and orch., to poems by Yevtushenko. Comp. and f.p. 1962. Babi-Yar was site of grave of thousands of Russ. Jews, murdered by Germans in World War II.