[shos-tuh-koh-vich; Russian shuh-stuh-kaw-vyich]
- 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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Examples from the Web for shostakovich
A former lover of Shostakovich, the writer Galina Serebryakova, disappeared into the Gulag camps.
The writer A. Lezhnev said, “I view the incident with Shostakovich as the advent of the same ‘order’ that burns books in Germany.”
Shostakovich was briefly in Moscow, and he was summoned to the theater.
Similarly, how little time Shostakovich spent on his work elucidates the fever and impatience of his mind.What Do Great Artists’ Routines Reveal?
May 9, 2013
My mother's maiden name is Shostakovich, as in Dmitri, and perhaps this is why I feel so at home in Russia.How to Get the VIP Treatment in Moscow
February 27, 2010
- Dmitri Dmitriyevich (ˈdmitrij ˈdmitrijɪvitʃ). 1906–75, Soviet composer, noted esp for his 15 symphonies and his chamber music