Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. Nevertheless, he received accolades and state awards and served in the Suprem... read more

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20... read more

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Shostakovich - Complete String Quartets

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