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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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  • Avatar for Aartmusic
    The first movement of his first violin concerto does something with me I can't really bring to words. So unpredictable. Gives me feelings of euphoria.
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    Pastoral
  • Avatar for 29noangel
    the absolute madman [5]
  • Avatar for 29noangel
    The String Quartets' so dark and heavy on the soul, incredibly emotional pieces.
  • Avatar for aliahmadizade
    concertos for cello and orchestra no.1 & 2 and string quartets are awesome !
  • Avatar for Choners
    the absolute madman [4]
  • Avatar for clorof0rmo
    the absolute madman [3]
  • Avatar for ruminacoes
    Eis o meu grande amigo!
  • Avatar for alilatif
    http://www.last.fm/music/Mieczys%C5%82aw+Weinberg listen to this man.. great artist
  • Avatar for Ausca
    SYMPHONY № 15 is the musical equivalent of being STABBED TO DEATH at a performance of WILLIAM TELL.

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