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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the modernist aesthetic (Symphony No. 2 and The Nose) before developing a hybrid of styles with Lady Macbeth and the withdrawn Fourth Symphony.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.
 



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Shostakovich: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 2
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A Musical Zoo
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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10
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Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 9 & 10
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Shostakovich: Cello Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40 & Viola Sonata, Op. 147
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Symphony No. 11 in G Minor
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Shostakovich: The Bedbug Suite, Op. 19a & Love and Hate, Op. 38
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Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93 (Live)
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Shostakovich: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 7
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