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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.
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(ˌʃɒstəˈkəʊvɪtʃ; Russian ʃəstaˈkɔvitʃ)
(Biography) Dmitri Dmitriyevich (ˈdmitrij ˈdmitrijɪvitʃ). 1906–75, Soviet composer, noted esp for his 15 symphonies and his chamber music
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(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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As Richard Taruskin, one of the most prominent anti-revisionists, puts it, "The politically correct late- or post-Soviet position on Shostakovich has become a facile inversion of the old official view" ("Public Lies" 53).
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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.
THIS weekend sees Bromsgrove as the focal destination for visitors flocking from points as far afield as Cornwall and Scotland, the attraction being a performance at the Artrix Arts Centre of the complete cycle of all 15 Shostakovich string quartets by the Dante Quartet.
The National Philharmonic of Russia will team up with Taiwanese violinist Tseng Yu-chien for a performance of Beethoven and Shostakovich at the National Concert Hall in Taipei on June 8, reported CNA.
But they do love a story, and on July 19, 1942, millions of Americans settled in front of their parlor radios to hear a serious piece of music with an inspirational tale: Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's new Leningrad Symphony.
Victor Bolorunduro Doha QATAR Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) held the audience spellbound during the 'Kitajenko Conducts Shostakovich 10' concert held at the Cultural Village Foundation -Katara's Opera House in Doha on Saturday.
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) has announced that it is presenting a concert, 'Kitajenko Conducts Shostakovich 10', at Katara - the Cultural Village's Opera House tomorrow.
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Various aspects of Britten's interest in Russia--in particular his friendships with Rostropovich, Dmitrii Shostakovich, and Galina Vishnevskafa--have been the subjects of previous research.