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20th Century

Dmitri Shostakovich

The Voice of Dissent

Powerful and introspective. Known for his symphonies and string quartets that convey emotional depth and political subtext.

I want people to recognize in my music the voice of a man who cries out in a dangerous and terrifying world.

20th Century


Dmitri Shostakovich was a Soviet composer and pianist. His music reflects the turbulent political climate of his time, oscillating between moments of intense emotion and biting irony. Shostakovich's compositions bear witness to the struggles and resilience of the human spirit.

Famous pieces:

Symphony No. 5, "String Quartet No. 8," "Piano Concerto No. 2"


August 9, 1975



September 25, 1906

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