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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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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Symphony No 11 in G Minor, 'The Year 1905'
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Symphony No 11 in G Minor, 'The Year 1905'
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Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major (1st mvt: Allegretto)
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Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major (1st mvt: Allegretto)
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The Song of the Forests - Glory
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The Song of the Forests - Glory
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The Return of Maxim Waltz
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The Return of Maxim Waltz
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The Bedbug Suite, Op. 19a, Pt. 1 'The Year 1929': II. Foxtrot
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The Bedbug Suite, Op. 19a, Pt. 1 'The Year 1929': II. Foxtrot
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Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro
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Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93: IV. Andante - Allegro
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Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: I. Allegretto poco moderato
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Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43: I. Allegretto poco moderato
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Sonata No. 5 in F minor for violin and keyboard, BWV1018
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Sonata No. 5 in F minor for violin and keyboard, BWV1018
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Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57
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Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57

Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 57

Performer
Elena Ovcharenko
Ensemble
Izmaylovsky Quartet
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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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The Storming of Krasnaya Gorka (The Unforgettable Year 1919, Op 89a)
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The Storming of Krasnaya Gorka (The Unforgettable Year 1919, Op 89a)
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Quintet in G Minor, Op.57
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Quintet in G Minor, Op.57
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String Quartet no.8 (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet no.8 (2nd mvt)
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The Age of Gold, Op. 22: IV. Dance
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The Age of Gold, Op. 22: IV. Dance
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Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)
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Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)

Tahiti Trot (Tea for Two)

Performer
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly (conductor)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony no. 8 in C minor Op.65
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Symphony no. 8 in C minor Op.65
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Prelude and Fugue in A flat major, Op.87 no.17
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Prelude and Fugue in A flat major, Op.87 no.17
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AC Wk 52 Mon RTVE Madrid Shostakovich Symphony No5
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AC Wk 52 Mon RTVE Madrid Shostakovich Symphony No5
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Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.77
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Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.77
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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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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - Act I Scene i; Interlude
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - Act I Scene i; Interlude
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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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Symphony No 5: 3rd mvt
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Symphony No 5: 3rd mvt

Symphony No 5: 3rd mvt

Orchestra
Mariinsky Orchestra
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Viola Sonata, Op 147 (3rd mvt, 'In memory of Beethoven')
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Viola Sonata, Op 147 (3rd mvt, 'In memory of Beethoven')
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Waltz 2 (Suite no.2 for Jazz Band)
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Waltz 2 (Suite no.2 for Jazz Band)
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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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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - Act 3 - 'cto ti tut stois
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk - Act 3 - 'cto ti tut stois
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Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite
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Waltz from Cheryomushki Suite
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Prelude in B flat major, Op 34 No 21
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Prelude in B flat major, Op 34 No 21
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Symphony No.11 (The Year 1905), Op.103
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Symphony No.11 (The Year 1905), Op.103
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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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Violin Concerto No.1
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Violin Concerto No.1
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Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54 (2nd mvt)
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96

Festive Overture, Op 96

Orchestra
Philharmonia
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Symphony no.15 in A major (3rd mvt)
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Symphony no.15 in A major (3rd mvt)
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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

Performer
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)
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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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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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