Dmitry Shostakovich
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1906-09-25
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Dmitry Shostakovich

Dmitry 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 composer and pianist. 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) 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 late Romanticism of Gustav Mahler.

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Waltz no.2 from Suite for jazz band no. 2 (1938)
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Waltz no.2 from Suite for jazz band no. 2 (1938)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op 67
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Piano Trio No.2 in E minor, Op 67
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Symphony No 15 in A major, Op 141
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Symphony No 15 in A major, Op 141
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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
Dmitry Shostakovich
Moscow-Cheryomushki Suite (Dances)
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Moscow-Cheryomushki Suite (Dances)
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Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op 67
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Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op 67
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op.57
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No.15 in A major Op.141
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Symphony No.15 in A major Op.141
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony no 6 in B minor
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Symphony no 6 in B minor
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Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (1st mvt)
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Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (1st mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Suite for jazz band (Waltz 2)
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Suite for jazz band (Waltz 2)
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Hamlet - suite from the film music Op.116a: no.2; Ball at the palace
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Hamlet - suite from the film music Op.116a: no.2; Ball at the palace

Hamlet - suite from the film music Op.116a: no.2; Ball at the palace

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Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor), Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
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Symphony no. 4 in C minor Op.43; Largo - Allegro
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Symphony no. 4 in C minor Op.43; Largo - Allegro
Dmitry Shostakovich
Piano Trio no 2 in E minor Op 67
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Piano Trio no 2 in E minor Op 67
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Symphony No 10 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 10 (2nd mvt)
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Gallop from The Nose
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Gallop from The Nose
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Violin Concerto No 1, Op 99 - IV. Burlesque: Allegro con brio - Presto
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Violin Concerto No 1, Op 99 - IV. Burlesque: Allegro con brio - Presto
Dmitry Shostakovich
Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)
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Cello Sonata In D Minor, Op 40 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto no 2 in C sharp minor, Op 129
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Violin Concerto no 2 in C sharp minor, Op 129
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Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 87 No 4
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Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op 87 No 4
Dmitry Shostakovich
The Age of Gold, Act II: Polka
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The Age of Gold, Act II: Polka
Dmitry Shostakovich
The Age of Gold - ballet suits, Op.22a
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The Age of Gold - ballet suits, Op.22a
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Symphony No.10
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Symphony No.10
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7 Dances of the Dolls, Op 91b
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7 Dances of the Dolls, Op 91b

7 Dances of the Dolls, Op 91b

Ensemble
Academic Wind Quintet
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Lyrical Waltz (Dances of the Dolls)
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Lyrical Waltz (Dances of the Dolls)
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Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite
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Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite
Vincent Youmans
Tahiti Trot (Tea for two)
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Tahiti Trot (Tea for two)
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Spartacus (suite)
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Spartacus (suite)
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Age of Gold (suite)
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Age of Gold (suite)
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Preludes and Fugues in E minor, C sharp minor and G minor
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Preludes and Fugues in E minor, C sharp minor and G minor
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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The Gadfly - Music from the Film, Op 97 (Youth)
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The Gadfly - Music from the Film, Op 97 (Youth)
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String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108
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String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108
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Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102
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Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102
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Symphony No 10 in E minor (4th movement)
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Symphony No 10 in E minor (4th movement)
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Jazz Suite No 1 (Polka)
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Jazz Suite No 1 (Polka)
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String Quartet No 4, Op 83
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String Quartet No 4, Op 83
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Song of the Forests, Op 81 (Parts 1 and 2)
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Song of the Forests, Op 81 (Parts 1 and 2)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77 (1st movement)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77 (1st movement)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Pirogov - Music for the Film, Op 76 (Finale)
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Pirogov - Music for the Film, Op 76 (Finale)
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String Quartet No.3 in F Major, Op.73 (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No.3 in F Major, Op.73 (1st mvt)
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Cello concerto No 1 op 107: i. Allegretto
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Cello concerto No 1 op 107: i. Allegretto
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65 (5th movement)
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Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65 (5th movement)
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Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67 (4th movement)
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Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67 (4th movement)
Dmitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No 2 in A major Op 68 (1st and 2nd movements)
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String Quartet No 2 in A major Op 68 (1st and 2nd movements)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Children's Notebook, Op 69 (extracts)
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Children's Notebook, Op 69 (extracts)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Children's Notebook, Op 69 (I. March)
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Children's Notebook, Op 69 (I. March)
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