Russian Composer and Piano Virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975 – aged 68

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Dmitri Shostakovich Death

Soviet Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975 – aged 68.

One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his output includes 15 symphonies, 15 string quartets, 6 concerti, a piano quintet, two piano trios and 2 string octets.

Shostakovich died from lung cancer – and is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery, in Moscow.

VADIM REPIN | SHOSTAKOVICH | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | PAAVO JÄRVI & ORCHESTRE DE PARIS

 

Shostakovich: Symphony Nos. 5 & 9

Leonard Bernstein

New York Philharmonic

Release Date: September 21, 1999

Sony Classical

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