Dmitri Shostakovich

by:skylernewman

WHEN DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH WAS BORN AND DIED

  1. Born: September 25, 1906, Saint Petersburg, Russia

    Died: August 9, 1975, Moscow, Russia

  2. http://andantemoderato.com/dmitri-shostakovich-waltz/

HIS MUSIC

symphony NO.7

symphony NO.11

dance of the dolls

FUN FACTS

1. Shostakovich was a perfectionist not only in music, but in his personal life: according to his daughter he was “obsessed with cleanliness”; he synchronized the clocks in his apartment; or he would regularly send cards to himself to test how well the postal service was working.

2. Shostakovich loved soccer, was a certified referee and also liked card games. His favorite team was Zenit Leningrad.

3. In the 1960s, Shostakovich befriended Benjamin Britten, and the two held each other’s music in high regard.

http://castleofcostamesa.com/piano/classical-music-list/dimitri-shostakovich

http://www.cmuse.org/interesting-facts-about-dmitri-shostakovich/

DANCE OF THE DOLLS

this is his composed piece "dance of the dolls"

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