Dmitri Shostakovich

1906 - 1975

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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September [O.S. 12 September] 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet-era Russian composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century and one of its most popular composers.Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of the Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex relationship with the government, from which he earned state awards and privileges. Throughout his life he participated in bureaucratic functions and delegations, including serving in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR (1947) and the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (from 1962 until his death).Shostakovich combined a variety of different musical techniques into his works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dmitri Shostakovich has received more than 3,445,028 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Dmitri Shostakovich is the 29th most popular composer (down from 28th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Russia and the 3rd most popular Russian Composer.

Dmitri Shostakovich is most famous for his symphonies. He was a Russian composer and pianist.

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Among composers, Dmitri Shostakovich ranks 29 out of 1,228Before him are Georges Bizet, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Bedřich Smetana, and Johann Strauss II. After him are Antonio Salieri, Sergei Prokofiev, Jacques Offenbach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Modest Mussorgsky, and Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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Among people born in 1906, Dmitri Shostakovich ranks 5Before him are Leonid Brezhnev, Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, and Puyi. After him are Samuel Beckett, Aristotle Onassis, Grace Hopper, Luchino Visconti, Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1975, Dmitri Shostakovich ranks 4Before him are Francisco Franco, Chiang Kai-shek, and Hannah Arendt. After him are Aristotle Onassis, Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Otto Skorzeny, Umm Kulthum, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Dmitri Shostakovich ranks 28 out of 2,688Before him are Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Mikhail Bakunin (1814), and Yul Brynner (1920). After him are Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Dmitri Shostakovich ranks 3Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840) and Igor Stravinsky (1882). After him are Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).