Find music by

Sign up for our newsletter




Dmitry Shostakovich



Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975).
After a period influenced by Prokofiev and Stravinsky (Symphony No. 1), Shostakovich embraced the modernist aesthetic (Symphony No. 2 and The Nose) before developing a hybrid of styles with Lady Macbeth and the withdrawn Fourth Symphony. Shostakovich's hybrid style juxtaposed a wide variety of trends within a single work, such as the neo-classical style (showing the influence of Stravinsky) and a form of post-romantic style (after Mahler). His unique approach to tonality involved the use of modal scales and some astringent neo-classical harmonies à la Hindemith and Prokofiev. His music frequently includes sharp contrasts and elements of the grotesque.
His most popular works are his 15 symphonies and 15 string quartets. His works for piano include 2 piano sonatas, an early set of preludes, and a later set of 24 preludes and fugues. Other works include two operas, six concertos, and a substantial quantity of film music.
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.
 



Refine search by

Previous1236
Shostakovich, Prokofiev & Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas
CRC3415
  
Piano solo con sordino
OC453
  
Shostakovich & Bartók
LD0081
Founded in 2004 by violinist David Grimal, Les Dissonances conti...
  
Dvořák, Shostakovich & Tower: Piano Trios
OC16-01
  
Shostakovich: The 2 Violin Sonatas & Rare Chamber Works
FHR37
  
Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 3
8573475
  
Schubert, Britten & Shostakovich
8553245
The probably most enjoying viola pieces of the literature
  
Shostakovich: Suite on Poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145 - Liszt: 3 Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270a
ODE1277-2
  
Shostakovich +
BIS2227
The two 'Chamber Symphonies' recorded here are in fact two of Dm...
  
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60
C852121A
  
Shostakovich: The Complete Symphonies
8501111
  
Die Bremer Blechmusikanten
TUDOR7189
  
Poème: The Artistry of Lydia Mordkovitch
CHAN10866X
  
Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
CHAN10864X
  
Shostakovich - Barshai: Chamber Symphonies
907634
A decade after its debut performance of the Chamber Symphony Op....
  
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 60
PTC5186511
  
Bizjak Piano Duo
ONY4148
  
Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich for Strings
CKD472
  
Shostakovich – Symphonies Nos 1 & 15
BIS1643
5 diapasons, Diapason 05/2014 Disc of the Week, BBC Radio 3 CD ...
  
Shostakovich – Symphony No.15
BIS1643X
  
Bloch, Janacek & Shostakovich: Sonatas for Violin and Piano
ONY4084
  
Fairy Tales: Poems and Music for Children
ORC100030
  
Rachmaninov, Shostakovich: Cello Sonatas
39078189
  
Britten, Shostakovitch: Concertos pour violon
38653370
  
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
34112536
Gramophone: Editor's Choice June 2013.
  
Constantine Orbelian: Shostakovich, Mozart, Bach Piano Concertos
DE1043
  
Classical Caffeine
DE1628
  
Strauss: Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18 - Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op. 134 - Penderecki: Ciaccona
CDAccordACD184
  
A Portrait
V5310
  
Yuri Ahronovitch Edition
PH12042
  
Shostakovich: String Quartets
508392.93
  
Shostakovich: Songs for the Front
TOCC0121
  
Shostakovich: Complete Music for Piano Duo and Duet, Vol. 1
TOCC0034
  
D'un siecle a l'autre
MO782096
  
50 Best Smooth Classics
900140
  
Classical Creatures - Animals in Music
900141
  
Cello Cinema
GEN12220
  
Martinu - Schnittke - Shostakovich
UP0103-2
  
Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli - Shostakovich: 24 Preludes
UP0075-2
  
Shostakovich: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2 - 7 Verses
UP0069-2
  
Previous1236
Daily Deal
Top downloads
eClassical.com is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music.

Start page    24 Bit FAQ    Assistance    About eClassical    Classical News