Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)

Top Shostakovich pieces

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Festive Overture Opus 96 Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975 : Russia) Conductor: Neeme Jarvi Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra Record label: Chandos Catalogue ID: CHAN 7000

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975 : Russia) Conductor: Mariss Jansons Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: CDC 5556012

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975 : Russia) Conductor: Paavo Jarvi Ensemble: Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France Record label: VIRGIN Catalogue ID: 7243 5456092

Dmitri Shostakovich Conductor: Valery Gergiev Ensemble: Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre Soloists: Denis Matsuev Record label: Marinsky Catalogue ID: MAR 0509

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975 : Russia) Conductor: Barry Wordsworth Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Janine Jansen Record label: Decca

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Dmytro Udovychenko in his winning performance

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Shostakovich is the subject of a new film, starring August Diehl

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