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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович) (September 25 1906, (St Petersburg, Russia) – August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period.

Shostakovich had a complex and difficult relationship with the Soviet government, suffering two official denunciations of his music, in 1936 and 1948, and the periodic banning of his work. At the same time, he received a number of accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet. Despite the official controversy, his works were popular… read more

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  • concertos for cello and orchestra no.1 & 2 and string quartets are awesome !
  • the absolute madman [4]
  • the absolute madman [3]
  • Eis o meu grande amigo!
  • listen to this man.. great artist
  • SYMPHONY № 15 is the musical equivalent of being STABBED TO DEATH at a performance of WILLIAM TELL.
  • A suggestion: Listen to "Mieczysław Weinberg" . He has a lot in common with Shostakovich And Shostakovich was his teacher. in fact he should be in the list of his similar artists.
  • He brings up the madman in me.
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