- Clips (20)Latest ClipShostakovich: String Quartet No.10, 3rd movt.
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- Shostakovich: String Quartet No.10, 3rd movt.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02mb2ds.jpg2015-07-17T09:30:00ZWith the Carducci Quartet. Live on In Tune.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p02x9zhgSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Shostakovich: String Quartet No.10, 3rd movt.
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p028nyv5.jpg2014-10-14T14:37:00ZStephen Johnson compares recordings of Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p028nyvkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 52 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vzx9s.jpg2014-07-04T14:04:00ZProms Music Guide: Shostakovich Symphony No. 7http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p0225b82Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
- Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01vlr2z.jpg2014-07-04T13:52:00ZIn this Music Guide, Stephen Johnson talks about Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p0225993Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
- Preludes and Fugueshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01s4j41.jpg2014-05-28T19:55:00ZStephen Johnson explores the Preludes and Fugues of Bach and Shostakovich.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01zy0lkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 58 mins
Preludes and Fugues
- Dmitri Shostakovichhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yysht.jpg2014-05-12T15:22:00ZDonald Macleod explores Shostakovich's brilliant youth.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01yysj0Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 58 mins
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sssy6.jpg2014-05-09T14:37:00ZStephen Johnson explores the music and ideas behind Shostakovich's 9th Symphony.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01ytbc6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 hour 5 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9
- Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ssrqf.jpg2014-05-09T14:27:00ZStephen Johnson and Christian Poltera explore Shostakovich's First Cello Concerto.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01yt9ysSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 29 mins
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
- Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01ssx74.jpg2014-05-09T14:14:00ZStephen Johnson and the Royal String Quartet explore Shostakovich's 8th String Quartet.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01yt8zySelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 44 mins
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8
- Shostakovich: Piano Trioshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sskbb.jpg2014-05-09T13:59:00ZStephen Johnson on the intricacies of Shostakovich's two trios for piano and strings.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01yt7mmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 52 mins
Shostakovich: Piano Trios
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w12tj.jpg2014-03-21T16:54:00ZHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01w12tmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad'
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01shb93.jpg2014-02-18T18:01:00ZGeoffrey Norris compares recordings of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, perhaps the most famous symphony from the Soviet Union, and makes a recommendation.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01shb9jSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 48 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01sf73r.jpg2014-02-17T15:37:00ZStephen Johnson surveys recordings of Shostakovich's 8th Symphony and makes a personal recommendationhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01sf75ySelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 49 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
- Shostakovich: Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2014-01-02T10:15:00ZListen to an excerpt from Shostakovich's Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01p31gkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Shostakovich: Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings - Preview Clip
- Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-17T15:24:00ZListen to an excerpt from Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01nkz50Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major - Preview Clip
- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-10-23T09:00:00ZListen to an excerpt from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01k61spSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op 93 - Preview Clip
- Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 - BBC Proms 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dj7jx.jpg2013-07-31T10:26:00ZThomas Søndergård conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Shostakovich's Symphony No 11, 'The Year 1905'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01dj839Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 - BBC Proms 2013
- Shostakovich: Symphony number 10 in E Minor - BBC Proms 2013http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01d5jq6.jpg2013-07-23T15:27:00ZBBC Proms 2013 from the Royal Albert Hall, London. Valery Gergiev conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the USA in Shostakovich's 10th Symphony in E Minor.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p01d5k20Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Shostakovich: Symphony number 10 in E Minor - BBC Proms 2013
- Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 (Preview Clip)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017rsr8.jpg2013-04-18T15:49:00ZA preview clip of Shostakovich's Symphony No 11.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p017wl7hSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 1 min
Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 (Preview Clip)
- Prom 54 ‘Proud to pay licence fee for this wonderful Shostakovich.’ (andymunzer on Twitter)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ckqj8.jpg2012-08-23T23:00:13ZThe Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform Shostakovich's Symphony No 10.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/519dd32e-8f30-4380-8826-7aa99169e1bb?clipfocus=p00xt6hfSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Prom 54 ‘Proud to pay licence fee for this wonderful Shostakovich.’ (andymunzer on Twitter)
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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич , Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.
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 poly-stylist, Shostakovich developed a hybrid voice, combining a variety of different musical techniques into his music. Shostakovich's 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.