Dmitri Shostakovich
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1906-09-25
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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich Biography (Wikipedia)

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian:  Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич , Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 25 September [O.S. 12 September] 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Russian pianist and composer of the Soviet period. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.

Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. Nevertheless, he received accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR (1947–1962) and the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (from 1962 until his death).

A polystylist, Shostakovich developed a hybrid voice, combining a variety of different musical techniques into his works. His music is characterized by sharp contrasts, elements of the grotesque, and ambivalent tonality; the composer was also heavily influenced by the neo-classical style pioneered by Igor Stravinsky, and (especially in his symphonies) by the post-Romanticism associated with Gustav Mahler.

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String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
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String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
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String Quartet No.1 in C, Op.49: III. Allegro Molto
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String Quartet No.1 in C, Op.49: III. Allegro Molto
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String Quartet no.15 in E flat minor Op.144
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String Quartet no.15 in E flat minor Op.144
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Finale From Jazz Suite No.2
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Finale From Jazz Suite No.2
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Suite from Hamlet, op.23 - Flourish and Dance Music
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Suite from Hamlet, op.23 - Flourish and Dance Music
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The Storming of Krasnaya Gorka (The Unforgettable Year 1919, Op 89a)
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The Storming of Krasnaya Gorka (The Unforgettable Year 1919, Op 89a)
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String Quartet No 3 in F major, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 3 in F major, Op 73 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No.7
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String Quartet No.7
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Symphony No. 10 in E minor (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season)
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Symphony No. 10 in E minor (BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season)
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Prelude and Fugue no.7 Op.87 in A major
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Prelude and Fugue no.7 Op.87 in A major
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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Symphony No 8 in C minor (feat. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet) (BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season)
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Symphony No 8 in C minor (feat. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet) (BBC Philharmonic 2016-17 Season)
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Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905'
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Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905'
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Suite for Variety Orchestra
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Suite for Variety Orchestra
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 (Op.102) in F major
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Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 2 (Op.102) in F major
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Piano Trio No 1 in C minor, Op 8
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Piano Trio No 1 in C minor, Op 8
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Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.77 For Violin And Orchestra
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Concerto No. 1 In A Minor Op.77 For Violin And Orchestra
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Quartet no. 2 in A major Op.68 for strings
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Quartet no. 2 in A major Op.68 for strings
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The Adventures of Korzinkina Op.59
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The Adventures of Korzinkina Op.59
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7 Dances of the Dolls (Op.91b) arr. for wind quintet [orig for piano]
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7 Dances of the Dolls (Op.91b) arr. for wind quintet [orig for piano]
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10 preludes from 24 preludes Op.24 (arranged for violin and piano)
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10 preludes from 24 preludes Op.24 (arranged for violin and piano)
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Trio no. 2 in E minor Op.67 for piano and strings: 3rd mvt Largo
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Trio no. 2 in E minor Op.67 for piano and strings: 3rd mvt Largo
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Concerto no. 1 in A minor Op.77 for violin and orchestra
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Concerto no. 1 in A minor Op.77 for violin and orchestra
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Barrel Organ Waltz (The Gadfly arr Borisovsky)
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Barrel Organ Waltz (The Gadfly arr Borisovsky)
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Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, Op 87 No 13
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Prelude and Fugue in F sharp major, Op 87 No 13
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The Nose
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The Nose
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