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, with a unique harmonic language and a historic importance due to his years of work under Stalin.

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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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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Quintet in G minor, Op.57
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Quintet in G minor, Op.57
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Quartet No.3 in F Major, Op.73
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Quartet No.3 in F Major, Op.73
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Dance; Waltz; Galop (Ballet Suite no.3)
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Dance; Waltz; Galop (Ballet Suite no.3)
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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

Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102

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Patrik Jablonski
Orchestra
Polish Radio Orchestra of Warsaw
Dmitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 6 (3rd mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
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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String Quartet No 8 in C Minor, Op 110 (5th mvt)
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String Quartet No 8 in C Minor, Op 110 (5th mvt)
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Suite for Variety Orchestra: Waltz 2
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Suite for Variety Orchestra: Waltz 2
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Polka
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Polka
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 - III - Presto
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 54 - III - Presto
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Symphony No.4 in C minor (Op.43); Moderato con moto
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Symphony No.4 in C minor (Op.43); 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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Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 102 in F Major: II. Andante
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Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 102 in F Major: II. Andante
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Symphony No 9 in E flat major, Op 70 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 9 in E flat major, Op 70 (3rd mvt)
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1 (Prelude)
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1 (Prelude)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 12 "The Year 1917"
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Symphony No 12 "The Year 1917"
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Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op.77
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Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op.77
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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 1 in C major, Op 49 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No 1 in C major, Op 49 (4th mvt)
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Violin Concerto No. 1 - 3rd Movement
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Violin Concerto No. 1 - 3rd Movement
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Symphony No.10 in E Minor
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Symphony No.10 in E Minor
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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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Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast..., Op 62a No 2 (6 Romances)
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Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast..., Op 62a No 2 (6 Romances)
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Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, Op 87 No 10
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Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, Op 87 No 10
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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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