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 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet 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.

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Prelude and fugue for piano no. 22 (Op.87`22) in G minor [complete]
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Prelude and fugue for piano no. 22 (Op.87`22) in G minor [complete]
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No 10 (Scherzo)
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Symphony No 10 (Scherzo)
Ioana Petcu-Colan
Romance from The Gadfly
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Romance from The Gadfly
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Polka from The Age of Gold, Act 2 (Op.22)
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Polka from The Age of Gold, Act 2 (Op.22)
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String Quartet No. 6 in G major Op.101
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String Quartet No. 6 in G major Op.101
Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, Op.8
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Piano Trio No.1 in C minor, Op.8
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony No. 9
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Symphony No. 9
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Violin Concerto No.1 Op 99, ‘Burlesque’
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Violin Concerto No.1 Op 99, ‘Burlesque’
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and fugue for piano no. 2 (Op.87`2) in A minor, Fugue (Allegretto) [a 3]
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Prelude and fugue for piano no. 2 (Op.87`2) in A minor, Fugue (Allegretto) [a 3]
Dmitri Shostakovich
Concerto for piano and orchestra No.2 in F major (Op.102)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra No.2 in F major (Op.102)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings Op. 35 - 1st mvt
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Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings Op. 35 - 1st mvt
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and fugue for piano no. 7 (Op.87`7) in A major
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Prelude and fugue for piano no. 7 (Op.87`7) in A major
Dmitri Shostakovich
The Gadfly - suite from the film music (Op.97a), no.5; Barrel-organ waltz ...
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The Gadfly - suite from the film music (Op.97a), no.5; Barrel-organ waltz ...
Dmitri Shostakovich
I. Babi Yar. Adagio (Symphony No.13)
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I. Babi Yar. Adagio (Symphony No.13)
Dmitri Shostakovich
2 Pieces (Prelude and scherzo) Op.11 for string octet or orchestra
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2 Pieces (Prelude and scherzo) Op.11 for string octet or orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich
Football, from Russian River
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Football, from Russian River
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Symphony No.10 (2nd movement)
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Symphony No.10 (2nd movement)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Moscow Cheryomushki - musical comedy Op.105 - Galop
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Moscow Cheryomushki - musical comedy Op.105 - Galop
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Symphony no. 10 in E minor Op.93
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Symphony no. 10 in E minor Op.93
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