[ shos-tuh-koh-vich; Russian shuh-stuh-kaw-vyich ]
/ ˌʃɒs təˈkoʊ vɪtʃ; Russian ʃə stəˈkɔ vyɪtʃ /
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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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How to use Shostakovich in a sentence
Shulman told the group that Shostakovich’s music “described the difficulty of life under the Soviet Union at that time,” Pfeiffenberger said.Russian orchestra conductor known for his musical passion dies of coronavirus|Dana Hedgpeth|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
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?|Alexander Aciman|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Jolie Hunt|February 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Shostakovich
/ (ˌʃɒstəˈkəʊvɪtʃ, Russian ʃəstaˈkɔvitʃ) /
Dmitri Dmitriyevich (ˈdmitrij ˈdmitrijɪvitʃ). 1906–75, Soviet composer, noted esp for his 15 symphonies and his chamber music
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