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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)

Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was an internationally recognized composer whose music was in over 100 films. He was born Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich on September 25, 1906, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was the second of three children of Dmitri ... See full bio »

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 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (writer: "Shostakovich: Waltz II (Jazz Suite No. 2)" - as Dimitri Shostakovich)
 2015 Bridge of Spies (writer: "Concerto N. 2 for Piano and Orchestra Op 102" - as Dmitrij Dmitievi Shostakovich)
 2015 April and the Extraordinary World (writer: "Symphony No. 5, Op. 47, II. Allegretto")
 2015 The Lobster (writer: "String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110; 4. Largo")
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (writer: "Waltz No. 2")
 2013 The Railway Man (writer: "Introduction (Prelude) from Gadfly Suite" - as D. Shostakovich)
 2013/I The Turning (writer: "Jazz Suite No. 2 (Waltz No.2)" (segment 'Long Clear View'))
 2012 Byzantium (writer: "Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 No. 2 in A Minor")
 2012 To the Wonder (writer: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102")
 2012 Step Up Revolution (writer: "String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110")
 2012 Holy Motors (writer: "Funeral March (Adagio molto)")
 2012/I No (writer: "Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 - III. Foxtrot")
 2010 An Ordinary Execution (writer: "Symphony No 12 The Year 1917, Opus 112", "Concerto No 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 102", "The Gadfly", "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 107: Moderato")
 2006 Children of Men (writer: "Allegro from Symphony No. 10")
 2006 The Page Turner (music: "Trio op. 67 no 2")
 2005 Junebug ("Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 57")
 2004 Daddy (as D. Shostakovich, "Symphony N.5")
 2004 Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop (writer: "Valsa No.2")
 2004 Triple Agent (music: "Chanson des jeunes Travailleurs", "Quatuor no 8", "La Rencontre" - as Dimitri Chostakovitch)
 2004 Grande école (music: "Andante du Concerto pour Piano No 2 Opus 101")
 2003 Bad Santa (writer: "Jazz Suite #2" (1938) - as Dmitrie Dmitrij Shostakovich)
 2002 Blue Moon (music: "Waltz 2 from Jazz Suite #2 (Suite for Promenade Orchestra)") / (writer: "Waltz 2 from Jazz Suite #2 (Suite for Promenade Orchestra)")
 2002 Québec-Montréal (writer: "Jazz Waltz")
 2001 Intimacy (writer: "Katerina Izmaylova (Largo - Interlude), Opus 114" (1963))
 2000 The Luzhin Defence (writer: "Waltz 2" - as Dimitri Shostakovich)
 1999 Fantasia 2000 (music: "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102")
 1999 Tell Me Something (writer: "Jazz Suite No.2: Waltz II")
 1999/I Black & White (writer: "Symphony No. 11")
 1999 Eyes Wide Shut (writer: "Jazz Suite, Waltz 2" (1924))
 1999 Simon Magus (writer: "Piano Quintet In G Minor, Op 57: IV. Intermezzo: Lento")
 1997 Marthe ("String Quartet N°4 in D major, opus 83", "String Quartet N°6 in G major, opus 101")
 1996 Children of the Revolution (writer: "The Ghost")
 1995 Smoke (writer: "Twenty Four preludes and fugues, op. 87 Fugue no. 1, C major")
 1994 Imaginary Crimes (writer: "Symphony No. 1 in F, Op. 10")
 1992 Toutes peines confondues (music: "String Quartet No. 3", "String Quartet No. 5", "String Quartet No. 7", "String Quartet No. 8", "String Quartet No. 11", "String Quartet No. 12", "String Quartet No. 15")
 1990 1871 (writer: "Symphony No. 7 Leningrad")
 1988 Ariel (writer: "Symphony No. 9 in E flat major")
 1988 Big Business (writer: "REILLY THEME" - as E. Shostakovich)
 1987 Hamlet Goes Business (writer: "Symphony No. 11 in G minor/Sinfonia nro 11 g-molli op. 103", "Symphony No. 7 in C major/Sinfonia nro 7 C-duuri op. 60 ("Leningrad")")
 1987 Law of Desire (writer: "Sinfonia 10")
 1985 Fandango ("Symphony #8 (Third Movement)")
 1984 Parade of the Planets (writer: "Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No 8, third movement Allegro non Troppo")
 1983 Voenno-polevoy roman (writer: "Symphony #7")
 1981 Victory (writer: "Symphony 5, 4th movement" - uncredited)
 1975 Rollerball (writer: "Symphony No. 8: First Movement", "Symphony No. 5: Third Movement", "Symphony No. 5: Fourth Movement" - uncredited)
 1968 The Bofors Gun (music: "Piano Quintet In G Minor, op. 57" - uncredited)
 1948 The Iron Curtain (music: "Symphony No. 5, Op. 47", "Symphony No. 6, Op. 53", "Symphony No. 1, Op. 10")
 1943 Thousands Cheer (music: "United Nations" - as Dmitri Shostakovitch)
 1941 Ice-Capades (music: "Symphony No. 5" - uncredited)
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7 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dmitri Chostakovitch | D.Shostakovich | Dmitri Schostakowitsch | D. Shostakovich | Dimitri Dimitriyevich Shostakovich | Dmitry Shostakovich | Shostakovich | Dimitri Shostakovitch

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The climax of joy is not when you're through a new symphony, but when you are hoarse from shouting, with your hands stinging from clapping, your lips parched, and you sip a second glass of beer after you've fought for it with 90,000 other spectators to celebrate the victory of your favorite team.


First learned piano from his mother. On several occasions, he displayed a remarkable ability to remember what his mother had played at the previous lesson, and would get caught in the act of pretending to read, by playing the previous lesson's music when different music was placed in front of him. See more »

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