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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Folk Festival (The Gadfly)
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Folk Festival (The Gadfly)

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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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Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40 (3rd mvt)
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Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 8 in C minor
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Symphony No 8 in C minor
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Romance from the Gadfly
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Romance from the Gadfly
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1
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Symphony No 1 in F major Op 10
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Symphony No 1 in F major Op 10

Symphony No 1 in F major Op 10

Orchestra
Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dmitry Shostakovich
Leningrad Symphony
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Leningrad Symphony
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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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Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77 (4th mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, Op 77 (4th mvt)
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Symphony no 1 in F minor
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Symphony no 1 in F minor
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Prelude and Fugue in F major, Op 87 No 23
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Prelude and Fugue in F major, Op 87 No 23
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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.10 (1st mvt: Moderato)
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Symphony No.10 (1st mvt: Moderato)
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Nocturne from The Gadfly Suite
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Nocturne from The Gadfly Suite
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The Man with a gun, Op.53 no.1 (Overture)
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The Man with a gun, Op.53 no.1 (Overture)
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Romance (The Gadfly)
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Romance (The Gadfly)
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Festive Overture, Op 96
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Festive Overture, Op 96

Festive Overture, Op 96

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Philharmonia
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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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Waltz 2 (Suite no.2 for Jazz Band)
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Waltz 2 (Suite no.2 for Jazz Band)
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Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings (1st mvt)
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Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings (1st mvt)
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Hamlet: Ball at the Palace
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Hamlet: Ball at the Palace
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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24 Preludes, Op 34
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Folk Festival (The Gadfly)
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Folk Festival (The Gadfly)
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor op. 40
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Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor op. 40
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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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Prelude and Fugue in F major, Op 87 No 23
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Prelude and Fugue in F major, Op 87 No 23
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Polka (The Age of Gold, Op 22)
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Polka (The Age of Gold, Op 22)
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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 23 in F
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Prelude and Fugue No 23 in F
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, Op 87 No 1
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The Gadfly Suite, Op 97a arr Borisovsky (Folk Festival)
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The Gadfly Suite, Op 97a arr Borisovsky (Folk Festival)
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Quartet no. 8 in C minor Op.110
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Quartet no. 8 in C minor Op.110
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Lyrical Waltz (Seven Dolls' Dances)
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Lyrical Waltz (Seven Dolls' Dances)
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Symphony No 5 in D minor
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Symphony No 5 in D minor
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Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op 87 No 22
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Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op 87 No 22
Vincent Youmans
Tahiti Trot
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Tahiti Trot
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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)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in F major, Op 102 (3rd mvt)
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor Op.113 (Babi Yar) for bass solo, bass choir & orchestra
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Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor Op.113 (Babi Yar) for bass solo, bass choir & orchestra

Symphony no. 13 in B flat minor Op.113 (Babi Yar) for bass solo, bass choir & orchestra

Choir
Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Chorus
Orchestra
Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor
Andzrej Borejko
Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op 47
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Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op 47
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Symphony no 7 'Leningrad', mov 2 (Moderato)
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Symphony no 7 'Leningrad', mov 2 (Moderato)
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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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Symphony no. 4 in C minor Op.43
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Symphony no. 4 in C minor Op.43
Dmitry Shostakovich
Pirogov, Op 76a (Waltz)
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Pirogov, Op 76a (Waltz)
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Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 107 - i. Allegretto
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Cello Concerto No.1, Op. 107 - i. Allegretto
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Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.113 'Babi Yar'
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Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.113 'Babi Yar'
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