Dmitri Shostakovich, fully Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich

Dmitri
Shostakovich, fully Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich
1906
1975

Russian Composer and Pianist

Author Quotes

A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.

There can be no music without ideology. The old composers, whether they knew it or not, were upholding a political theory. Most of them, of course, were bolstering the rule of the upper classes. Only Beethoven was a forerunner of the revolutionary movement. If you read his letters, you will see how often he wrote to his friends that he wished to give new ideas to the public and rouse it to revolt against its masters.

A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.

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First Name
Dmitri
Last Name
Shostakovich, fully Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Birth Date
1906
Death Date
1975
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Russian Composer and Pianist