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Biography

Born: 25 September 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

A Russian composer of orchestral-choral, opera, chamber, symphonies, and vocal and piano music. Like Prokofiev, Shostakovich was a highly visible and harshly criticized composer. Often in peril from the Stalinist regime and the advancing German armies in WWII, he nevertheless became the last (for now) great symphonist, producing a style that expressed ironic humor (his ninth symphony), or had vast epic qualities (the fifth, seventh, and eleventh symphonies), or had a tragic and desolate visage (the...
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  • 4,95 €
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 01 March 2010

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