Dmitri Shostakovich

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    24 Preludes & Fugues, Op. 87: No. 24 in D Minor (Andante - Moderato)Dmitri Shostakovich
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    Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: I. AllegroDmitri Shostakovich
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    Shostakovich: Katerina Ismailova: Katerina Lvovna krashe solnsta v nebe -Katerina Lvovna is more beautiful than the sun (Act Three)Dmitri Shostakovich
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    Shostakovich: Katerina Ismailova: U menya byla kuma, pit' lyubila bez uma -I once had a grandmother who drank like crazy (Act Three)Dmitri Shostakovich
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    Guitar Concerto in D Major, RV 93: II. LargoDmitri Shostakovich

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        A Russian composer of orchestral-choral, opera, chamber, symphonies, and vocal and piano music. Like Prokofiev, Shostakovich was a highly visible and harshly criticized composer. Often in peril from the Stalinist regime and the advancing German armies in WWII, he nevertheless became the last (for now) great symphonist, producing a style that expressed ironic humor (his ninth symphony), or had vast epic qualities (the fifth, seventh, and eleventh symphonies), or had a tragic and ... Read more

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