Dmitri Shostakovich(1906-1975), Composer
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
Sitter in 4 portraits
Born and educated in in St. Petersburg, Shostakovich entered the conservatory at the age of thirteen to study piano and composition. His graduation piece, Symphony No. 1, premiered in 1926 to international acclaim. Shostakovich's most renowned works include his fifteen symphonies, string quartets, operas, concertos, ballets, jazz suites and almost forty film scores. Throughout his life he struggled to reconcile his creativity with the demands of government-imposed standards of Soviet art.
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