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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич, Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič) (September 25 1906, (St Petersburg, Russia) – August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period.

After a period influenced by Sergei Prokofiev and Igor Stravinsky (Symphony No. 1), Shostakovich switched to modernism (Symphony No. 2 and The Nose) before developing a hybrid of styles with the opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District" and the ill-fated Fourth Symphony. This hybrid style ranged from the neo-classical… read more

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  • You know, I'm really autistic when it comes to having correct tags for all the artists, songs and albums in my music library. But I've decided for myself that I only allow the latin alphabet to my library and here's why. You guys play his music with his original name, but not with the original music titles and all what belongs to that (what kind, what tempo, which key). It's still a mess when you look at the top tracks right here. It's simply too hard to have all the tags right when you don't understand another alphabet. I'll just keep it Dmitri Shostakovich.
  • Неподражаем.
  • genius.
  • говно
  • I wonder why there are a lot of streamable tracks with correct tags here.
  • Отлично!
  • love his symphonies....
  • <3
  • though there is merit in the core of the opinion, being physically ill over the latin alphabet smacks of terrible elitism.
  • besides the fact that Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович is the original spelling, it looks prettier than the english equivalent. the latin alphabet is so ugly it makes me sick. i wish the europeans would still use the ancient greek alphabet or would at least invent a new alphabet with less ugly letters.

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