Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich(1906-1975), Russian composer, studied with Glazonov at Petrograd Conservatory, then taught at Leningrad and Moscow conservatories. He was the most internationally prominent musical figure in the Soviet Union of 20th century. From 1957 he was secretary of the USSR Composers' Union and from 1962 a member of the Supreme Soviet. He composed symphonies, operas, concertos(violin cello, piano), piano pieces, ballet, orchestral, and chamber music.

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