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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich

  • September 25, 1906 St. Petersburg (Russia) - August 9, 1975 Moscow (Russia)


Dmitri Shostakovich, the indiscernible composer

Dmitri Shostakovich, the most famous musician of the USSR, was probably the most ambiguous composer of his era. An unruly child, his musical talents stupefied his teachers Nicolaiev at the piano and Glazunov, (composition). His first symphony, composed before he studied music, was a resounding success. The government commissioned him to compose for the commemoration of the October Revolution.

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