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 (shŏs′tə-kō′vĭch, -kô′-, shə-stə-), Dmitri 1906-1975.
Russian composer known for his 15 symphonies (1925-1971). He also wrote chamber music, concertos, operas, and ballets.


(ˌʃɒstəˈkəʊvɪtʃ; Russian ʃəstaˈkɔvitʃ)
(Biography) Dmitri Dmitriyevich (ˈdmitrij ˈdmitrijɪvitʃ). 1906–75, Soviet composer, noted esp for his 15 symphonies and his chamber music


(ˌʃɒs təˈkoʊ vɪtʃ)

Dimitri Dimitrievich, 1906–75, Russian composer.
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Noun1.Shostakovich - Russian composer best known for his fifteen symphonies (1906-1975)
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