Dmitri Shostakovich Guides

Dmitri Shostakovich The Unsettled Scores Of Dmitri Shostakovich

Mark Matsov’s flat in Tallinn contains an invaluable collection of Shostakovich scores and recordings from the communist era. But even in post-Soviet times the archive is under threat.

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich Father Figure: Maxim Shostakovich Speaks

Maxim Shostakovich still recalls the awe of hearing, when he was just four years old, the first performance of his father Dmitri’s Leningrad Symphony. Here, he explains how the experience sparked his desire to follow in his father’s musical footsteps.

Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich: A Life

Was Dmitri Shostakovich a stunningly original composer whose music carries the scars of political intervention, or a devoted Soviet citizen who enshrined the glory of Mother Russia in his symphonies?

Why we love Shostakovich

Shostakovich was a stunningly original composer whose music carries the scars of political intervention.