Shostakovich

[shos-tuh-koh-vich; Russian shuh-stuh-kaw-vyich]
noun
  1. Di·mi·tri Di·mi·tri·e·vich [dih-mee-tree di-mee-tree-uh-vich; Russian dmyee-tryee dmyee-tryi-yi-vyich] /dɪˈmi tri dɪˈmi tri ə vɪtʃ; Russian ˈdmyi tryi ˈdmyi tryɪ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1906–75, Russian composer.
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Contemporary Examples of shostakovich

  • A former lover of Shostakovich, the writer Galina Serebryakova, disappeared into the Gulag camps.

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    When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth

    Brian Moynahan

    November 9, 2014

  • The writer A. Lezhnev said, “I view the incident with Shostakovich as the advent of the same ‘order’ that burns books in Germany.”

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    When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth

    Brian Moynahan

    November 9, 2014

  • Shostakovich was briefly in Moscow, and he was summoned to the theater.

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    When Stalin Met Lady Macbeth

    Brian Moynahan

    November 9, 2014

  • Similarly, how little time Shostakovich spent on his work elucidates the fever and impatience of his mind.

  • My mother's maiden name is Shostakovich, as in Dmitri, and perhaps this is why I feel so at home in Russia.

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    How to Get the VIP Treatment in Moscow

    Jolie Hunt

    February 27, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for shostakovich

Shostakovich

noun
  1. Dmitri Dmitriyevich (ˈdmitrij ˈdmitrijɪvitʃ). 1906–75, Soviet composer, noted esp for his 15 symphonies and his chamber music
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