• Born date: 1906-09-25
  • Born in: Russian empire
  • Death date: 1975-08-09
  • Death in: Soviet Union
Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: About this sound Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович , tr. Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič, pronounced [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ˈdmʲitrʲɪɪvʲɪt͡ɕ ʂəstɐˈkovʲɪt͡ɕ]; 25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government.

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