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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Romance from the Gadfly
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Romance from the Gadfly

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Piano Quintet (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet (3rd mvt)
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Symphony no.10 in E minor, Op.93 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony no.10 in E minor, Op.93 (2nd mvt)
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Prelude in D flat major, Op 34 No 15
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Prelude in D flat major, Op 34 No 15
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Nocturne (The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a)
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Nocturne (The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a)
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Suite For Variety Orchestra
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Suite For Variety Orchestra
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Symphony No.5 in D minor (4th mvt: Finale)
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Symphony No.5 in D minor (4th mvt: Finale)
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Piano Concerto No 2
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Piano Concerto No 2
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The Golden Age ballet suite
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The Golden Age ballet suite
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Symphony No.6 (3rd mvt), Presto
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Symphony No.6 (3rd mvt), Presto
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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
Vincent Youmans
Tahiti Trot
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Tahiti Trot
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Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op 54
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Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op 54
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Sonata in D minor, Op 40
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Sonata in D minor, Op 40
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The City Sleeps (Seven Romances On Poems Of Alexandr Blok, Op 127)
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The City Sleeps (Seven Romances On Poems Of Alexandr Blok, Op 127)
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Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107
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Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Prelude and Fugue No 23 in F major
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Prelude and Fugue No 23 in F major
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Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op 9
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Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op 9
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Symphony no 14 (9th mvt, 'O Delvig, Delvig!') Op 135
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Symphony no 14 (9th mvt, 'O Delvig, Delvig!') Op 135
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Piano Concerto 2 in F Op.102
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Piano Concerto 2 in F Op.102
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String Quartet No 1, Op 49: III Allegro molto
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String Quartet No 1, Op 49: III Allegro molto
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The Gadfly Suite, Op 97a (No 6, Galop)
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The Gadfly Suite, Op 97a (No 6, Galop)
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Prelude in D flat major, Op 34 No 15
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Prelude in D flat major, Op 34 No 15
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Symphony no. 7 in C major Op.60 (Leningrad)
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Symphony no. 7 in C major Op.60 (Leningrad)
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String Quartet No. 3 in F, op. 73, arr. for piano
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String Quartet No. 3 in F, op. 73, arr. for piano
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'The Assault on Beautiful Gorky' (The Unforgettable Year 1919)
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'The Assault on Beautiful Gorky' (The Unforgettable Year 1919)
Vincent Youmans
Tahiti trot (Tea for two) [from 'No, no, Nanette']
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Tahiti trot (Tea for two) [from 'No, no, Nanette']
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Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (4th mvt)
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Cello Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 107 (4th mvt)
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Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57
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Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57
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Ballet Suite No 3 (Dance; Waltz; Galop)
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Ballet Suite No 3 (Dance; Waltz; Galop)
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Symphony No 7 in C major, Op. 60, 'Leningrad'
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Symphony No 7 in C major, Op. 60, 'Leningrad'
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Quartet no 3, 3rd Mvt: Allegro non troppo
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Quartet no 3, 3rd Mvt: Allegro non troppo
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String Quartet No.8 - movements 1-3
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String Quartet No.8 - movements 1-3
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Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Op 87 No 2
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Prelude and Fugue in A minor, Op 87 No 2
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Folk Festival (The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a)
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Folk Festival (The Gadfly Suite, Op.97a)
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Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
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Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40
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Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
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Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 8
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Sonata in D minor, Op.40
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Sonata in D minor, Op.40
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Polka (Jazz Band Suite No.1)
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Polka (Jazz Band Suite No.1)
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Prelude in G major, Op.34 no.3
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Prelude in G major, Op.34 no.3
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 5 in D major - Allegro vivace
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 5 in D major - Allegro vivace
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 4 in E minor - Moderato
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 4 in E minor - Moderato
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 3 in G major - Andante
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 3 in G major - Andante
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 2 in A minor - Allegretto
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Preludes for piano, Op. 34: No 2 in A minor - Allegretto
Modest Mussorgsky
Songs and dances of death, arr. Shostakovich
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Songs and dances of death, arr. Shostakovich
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante
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