Dmitry Shostakovich

Born 25 September 1906. Died 9 August 1975
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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Trio No 2 for Violin, Cello & Piano, Op 67
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Trio No 2 for Violin, Cello & Piano, Op 67

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Symphony no. 5 in D minor Op.47
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Symphony no. 5 in D minor Op.47
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String Quartet No.1 in C, Op.49: III. Allegro Molto
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String Quartet No.1 in C, Op.49: III. Allegro Molto
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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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String Quartet No 8 in C minor Op 110
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String Quartet No 8 in C minor Op 110
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Symphony No.11 'The Year' 1905'
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Symphony No.11 'The Year' 1905'
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Variations on a Theme by Glinka
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Variations on a Theme by Glinka
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Piano Concerto No.2
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Piano Concerto No.2
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Suite for jazz band (Waltz 2)
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Suite for jazz band (Waltz 2)
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Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony no. 6 in B minor Op.54 (3rd mvt)
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Two Pieces for String Octet, Op 11
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Two Pieces for String Octet, Op 11
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The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse, Op.56
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The Tale of the Silly Little Mouse, Op.56
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Tango (The Bolt)
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Tango (The Bolt)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (2nd mvt)
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Romance (Youth) (from the Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a No. 8)
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Romance (Youth) (from the Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a No. 8)
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Cheryomushki - Excursion around Moscow
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Cheryomushki - Excursion around Moscow
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Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite
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Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet (3rd mvt)
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Piano Trio No.1 in C minor Op.8
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Piano Trio No.1 in C minor Op.8
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Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 8
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Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 8
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Chamber symphony (Op.83a), arr. Barshai from string quartet no.4
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Chamber symphony (Op.83a), arr. Barshai from string quartet no.4
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Symphony No.10 in E minor - Allegro
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Symphony No.10 in E minor - Allegro
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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto
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Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47: II. Allegretto
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Quartet No.2: I. Overture: Moderato con moto
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Quartet No.2: I. Overture: Moderato con moto
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Piano Trio No.1, Op.8
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Piano Trio No.1, Op.8
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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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Symphony No 5 in E minor - 2nd mvt
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Symphony No 5 in E minor - 2nd mvt
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Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11
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Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11

Two Pieces for String Octet Op 11

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Brodsky Quartet & Friends
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Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 - 2nd movement, Andante
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Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 - 2nd movement, Andante
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Festive Overture Op.96
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Festive Overture Op.96
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Nocturne from The Gadfly Suite
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Nocturne from The Gadfly Suite
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Sonata in D minor Op.40
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Sonata in D minor Op.40
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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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Prelude and Fugue no.7 Op.87 in A major
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Prelude and Fugue no.7 Op.87 in A major
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Romance (The Gadfly)
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Romance (The Gadfly)
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Act 3: Interlude)
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Act 3: Interlude)
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Hamlet - suite from the incidental music Op.32a
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Hamlet - suite from the incidental music Op.32a
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Waltz of the Flowers (Moscow Cheryomushki)
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Waltz of the Flowers (Moscow Cheryomushki)
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Symphony No.4 in C minor, Op 43
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Symphony No.4 in C minor, Op 43
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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Festive Overture, Op.96
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Festive Overture, Op.96
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Festive Overture
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Festive Overture
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Suite for Jazz Band No 1
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Suite for Jazz Band No 1
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Symphony No. 15 in A, op. 141
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Symphony No. 15 in A, op. 141
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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

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Academic Wind Quintet
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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
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Chamber symphony Op.118a, arr. Barshai from String Quartet No.10
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Chamber symphony Op.118a, arr. Barshai from String Quartet No.10
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String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor, Op 108 (3rd mvt)
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