Sunday, June 08, 2014

The seven wonders of Dmitri Shostakovich

Especially for those not very familiar with the music of Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), the linked article is a fascinating introduction to this brilliant man. Seven writers tackle seven different categories of his works: symphonies, concertos, operas, chamber music, piano music, ballets and film music, giving a short overview and recommendations. The only category really missing is his songs.

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