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Dmitri Shostakovich

Soviet composer

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Shostakovich was a Soviet composer. Shostakovich music includes: the opera, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District (later revised as Katerina Ismailova); fifteen symphonies, such as the Fifth Symphony and the Leningrad Symphony; concertos; chamber music; ballet, film and theatre scores; choral and vocal music; and piano music.

Dmitri Shostkovich, 1942 (image)

Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich, 1942. (Photo: Taken by employee of U.S.

Shostakovich on Time Magazine cover, 1942 (image)

During the Battle of Leningrad Shostakovich served as a volunteer in the anti-fire brigades, whose task it was to extinguish fires caused by falling incendiary bombs.

This image of "Fireman Shostakovich" appeared on the cover of a 1942 issue of Time Magazine with the caption "Fireman Shostakovich: 'Amid bombs burning in Leningrad, he heard the chords of victory.' (Sollertinsky 97-99)".

Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Khachaturian, 1940 (image)

Three Soviet composers: (from left to right) Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Khachaturian (1940).

Photographer: Unknown. (Public domain image due to expired copyright.)

Dmitri Shostakovich on postage stamp (image)

Dmitri Shostakovich on a Russian postage stamp issued in 2000

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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Dmitri Shostakovich, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.

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Middle Ages Music
Renaissance Music
Baroque Era Music
Classical Era Music
Romantic Era Music
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