Russian Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was a Soviet composer who continued in the Mahlerian tradition of late Romantic lyricism and acerbic irony. He is particularly known for his cycles of fifteen symphonies and string quartets.
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On the "Music under Soviet rule" website created by the late Ian MacDonald. Articles, interviews, CD and book reviews, and links, with a strong focus on the Testimony debate.
Classical Archives: Dmitri Shostakovich
Biography, complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Classical Music Midi Page: Dimitry (Dmitriyevich) Shostakovich
MIDI excerpts from several works, photograph and subjective mini-biography.
Classical Net: Shostakovich
Biography, recommended published biographies and scores, CD reviews, list of works and links.
CollegeTermPapers: Music - Shostakovich
An essay on his life and works of approximately 1500 words.
The Dimitri Shostakovich Mp3 Page on Classic Cat
Directory of mp3s that have been made available by their performing artists.
Dmitri Shostakovich: The Composer And His Work
Focus on Shostakovich's Eighth Symphony, with extracts in RealAudio and an imagined "screenplay" to be read while listening to the music. Also provides background on the composition, life chronology, photograph and links.
Dmitry Shostakovich: A Testament To His Times
Brief biography, selected works, quotes, recommended recordings and readings, photograph, chronology, related articles, and links from Humanities Web.
Selected articles from the international Shostakovich journal, reviews of CDs, books and films, concert calendar, events and links.
DSCH-L Discussion List
Electronic mailing list for discussion of Shostakovich and other Russian composers. Access to archives since 1997.
Find A Grave Cemetery Records: Dimitri Shostakovich
Brief biography, youthful photograph, and pictures of his grave with virtual memorial and cemetery information.
The Guardian: A Raspberry To Stalin
Article focusing on an English-language version of Cheryomushki by Opera North.
Internet Movie Database: Dmitri Shostakovich
Filmography noting films he scored or that use his works plus mini-biography and Oscar nomination.
The Lied and Art Song Texts Page: Dmitri Shostakovich
Lyrics to individual vocal works and cycles. Includes Cyrillic and transliterated Russian plus selected translations.
London Shostakovich Orchestra
Details of performances, recordings and other events regarding this symphonic ensemble, currently embarked on a complete cycle of Shostakovich's symphonies. Includes programme notes and Shostakovich-related articles.
mfiles: Dmitri Shostakovich - An Overview Of The Classical Composer
Biography, list of major works and two photographs.
Music Sales Classical: Dmitri Shostakovich
List of scores available from this music publisher.
Naxos Composers - Biographies: Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
Biographical sketch, caricature, and summaries of his stage works and his orchestral, choral and vocal, chamber, and piano music with Naxos discography.
On Classical: Dmitri Shostakovich
MIDI files of 24 Preludes and Fugues op. 87 and transcriptions of this and other contrapuntal works, plus portrait.
Onno van Rijen's Shostakovich & Other Soviet Composers Page
Complete Shostakovich opus list with CD releases, bibliography, pictures and mp3 excerpts from symphonies. Also provides information on more than 130 other Soviet composers.
Fan page with brief illustrated introduction, photographs from the 1999 Chicago Shostakovich festival and pictures of the composer.
Shostakovich Myths Debunked
Controversial site that attacks the authenticity of Testimony and the revisionist interpretation of the composer's life and work.
The Shostakovich Opus 87 Page
The complete Twenty-four Preludes and Fugues in MIDI format.
Wikipedia: Dmitri Shostakovich
Encyclopedia entry discussing the composer's life and works, and the political controversies surrounding him, plus links to audio files.
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