Musicians Sorin Alexandru Horlea and Anita Tomasevich will hold a concert next Sunday to present two monumental works by the two composers known as the true titans of Russian music, Dimitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev.
Equally intriguing is the visit to New York of the world-renowned Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich. Forced by Stalin to attend the 1949 Waldorf conference, he was humiliated by Cold War liberals following a plan devised by 'Americans for Intellectual Freedom', despite their offering asylum to Shostakovich should he not wish to return to Russia.
Hitler's love of The Merry Widow was so excessive and so widely known that when Dimitri Shostakovich composed his "Leningrad" symphony during the WWII siege of that city, he used a theme from the operetta to represent the German invasion.
To mark the plant's tenth anniversary, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will tomorrow be performing a concert for violin and orchestra by Dimitri Shostakovich as well as the Third Symphony by Johannes Brahms conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
Darlington poet Joanna Boulter, who received a Northern Promise Award in 2002 to help her complete the manuscript of her first poetry collection, Twenty Four Preludes and Fugues on Dimitri Shostakovich. It was nominated for the Forward Best First Collection Prize in 2007.