ON THIS DAY | Russian Composer & Pianist Dmitri Shostakovich Died in 1975
Shostakovich is known for his difficult and complex relationship with Stalin and the Soviet Union — often writing politically-motivated works with hidden inner meanings
Soviet-Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975, aged 68.
One of the prominent figures of 20th-century Western art music, his output includes 15 symphonies, 15 string quartets, six concerti, a piano quintet, two piano trios, and two string octets.
He is remembered for his complex relationship with the Soviet Union during a time when Stalin and Soviet officials denounced art — including Shostakovich's — that they deemed unaligned with their national vision.
During his lifetime, Shostakovich wrote music in implicit protest of Soviet rule as well as intensely nationalistic works and navigating a double life between an artist under Stalin and a private composer of tragic, defiant, and often death-obsessed music.
He died from lung cancer and is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery, in Moscow.
VADIM REPIN | SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN A MINOR | PAAVO JÄRVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS
28mayAll Day16julSitka International Cello Seminar(All Day) The Miner Music Center at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis St. Sitka, Alaska 99835Event Type :Other
02junAll Day10Michael Hill International Violin Competition(All Day) Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandEvent Type :competitions
07jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Fairy's Kiss8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
10jun8:30 pm10:30 pmVirtual EventNorth Shore Chamber Music Festival Presents: Your Heart's Desire8:30 pm - 10:30 pm Event Type :Streams
03julAll Day09Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition(All Day) Melbourne Recital Center, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006, AustraliaEvent Type :competitions
07julAll Day15The Malher Competition(All Day) Joseph-Keilberth-Saal, Konzerthalle Bamberg Mußstraße 1 96047 Bamberg GERMANYEvent Type :competitions