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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 12, 1906, and is regarded as one of the greatest composers of symphonies in the Twentieth Century.  He grew up in relatively privileged circumstances in the pre-Revolutionary era.  He attended a private school from 1915 to 1919 where his classmates were children of the elite of society.  He had a very musical family, but it was in 1915, when he saw his first opera that he was inspired to begin studying music.

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IT'S NSO INSPIRING! Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5


Understanding the Music: Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47



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