Dmitri Shostakovich
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1906-09-25
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Dmitri Shostakovich

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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 ...

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Biography

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.

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Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude & Fugue Op. 87 No. 5
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Prelude & Fugue Op. 87 No. 5
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No.3 in F Op.73
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String Quartet No.3 in F Op.73
Dmitri Shostakovich
Strings Quartet No.3 in F Op.73
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Strings Quartet No.3 in F Op.73
Dmitri Shostakovich
The Gadfly - suite from the film music (Op.97a) arr. Borisovsky, no.8; Romance
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The Gadfly - suite from the film music (Op.97a) arr. Borisovsky, no.8; Romance
Dmitri Shostakovich
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]
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
Chamber Symphony (Op.83a) arr. Barshai
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Chamber Symphony (Op.83a) arr. Barshai
Dmitri Shostakovich
Sonata in D minor Op.40 for cello and piano: 2nd movement; Moderato con moto
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Sonata in D minor Op.40 for cello and piano: 2nd movement; Moderato con moto
Vincent Youmans
Tahiti trot (Tea for two) orch. Shostakovich (Op.16) [from 'No, no, Nanette']
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Tahiti trot (Tea for two) orch. Shostakovich (Op.16) [from 'No, no, Nanette']
Dmitri Shostakovich
Quintet for piano and strings (Op.57) in G minor, 3rd mvt; Scherzo (Allegretto)
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Quintet for piano and strings (Op.57) in G minor, 3rd mvt; Scherzo (Allegretto)
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op.73 (ii. Moderato)
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String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op.73 (ii. Moderato)
Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 (iv. Intermezzo)
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57 (iv. Intermezzo)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Shostakovich (Jnr), Maxim Dmitrievich Shostakovich & Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102
Dmitri Shostakovich
Prelude and fugue for piano no. 11 (Op.87'11) in B major
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Prelude and fugue for piano no. 11 (Op.87'11) in B major
Dmitri Shostakovich
Football, from Russian River
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Football, from Russian River
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony no. 7 (Op.60) in C major "Leningrad", 4th movement; Allegro non troppo
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Symphony no. 7 (Op.60) in C major "Leningrad", 4th movement; Allegro non troppo
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony no. 9 (Op.70) in E flat major, 1st movement; Allegro
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Symphony no. 9 (Op.70) in E flat major, 1st movement; Allegro
Dmitri Shostakovich
Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96
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Festive Overture in A major, Op. 96
Dmitri Shostakovich
Quintet In G Minor Op.57 For Piano And Strings
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Quintet In G Minor Op.57 For Piano And Strings
Dmitri Shostakovich
Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings
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Trio No. 1 for Piano and Strings
Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony no. 10 in E minor Op.93
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Symphony no. 10 in E minor Op.93
Dmitri Shostakovich
Suite for Variety Orchestra: no.7; Waltz no 2
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Suite for Variety Orchestra: no.7; Waltz no 2
Dmitri Shostakovich
Tahiti trot (Tea for two) orch. Shostakovich (Op.16) [from 'No, no, Nanette']
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Tahiti trot (Tea for two) orch. Shostakovich (Op.16) [from 'No, no, Nanette']
Dmitri Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No.2
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Cello Concerto No.2
Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet no. 8: 3rd movement
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String Quartet no. 8: 3rd movement
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Playlists featuring Dmitri Shostakovich
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
BBC Proms 2015: Katie Derham Curates
BBC Proms 2015: Katie Derham Curates
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces
The Story of Music in 50 Pieces


Dmitri Shostakovich Biography

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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