Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)

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Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Iosif 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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Known For

Children of Men Soundtrack
The Lobster Soundtrack
Eyes Wide Shut Soundtrack


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 2022 La Mégère Apprivoisée (TV Special) (as Dimitri Chostakovitch)
 2021 Master and Margarita (music)
 2021 Emerge: Part III (Documentary) (music) / (writer)
 2021 Back on Stage III: Destiny (Documentary) (composer)
 2021 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Video) (music)
 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (2020) ... (music)
- Episode #1.14 (2020) ... (music)
 2019 Lady Macbeth de Mzensk (TV Movie) (music)
 2019 La nature (Documentary) (additional music)
 2017 Nas Latitudes do Futuro (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2017 Müzikte yeni soluklar (Video documentary short)
 2017/II Vera (Short) (stock music)
 2016 The Nose (Video) (music)
 2016 Home Is Doing Fine (Short)
 2016 Lady Macbeth (TV Special)
 2015 Yundi Plays the Emperor (Video) (stock music)
 2015 Double vie (Short) (music - as Dmitri Chostakovitch)
 2014 Around the World in 50 Concerts (Documentary) (featured music)
 2014/I Red Rose (composer: additional music)
 2014 Orango (Short)
 2014 New World Symphony Wallcast(TM) Concert 3 (Video documentary) (stock music)
 2013 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Shostakovich: The Nose (2013) ... (music by)
 2013 All-Star Orchestra (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Politics and Art (2013) ... (music)
 2013 Seduced and Abandoned (Documentary) (stock music)
 2013 Gloria Victoria (Short) (music)
 2012 Colburn Concert Series (TV Series documentary) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Colburn Orchestra Live at the Pasadena Auditorium (2012) ... (composer: theme music)
 2011 Sota ja raha (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2011 Musik nach dem Krieg - Kosovo zwischen Trauma und Neubeginn (TV Movie documentary) (music - as Dmitri Schostakowitsch)
 2010 Vidas pequeñas (music)
 2010 BBC Proms (TV Series) (music by - 1 episode)
- Prom 42: Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony (2010) ... (music by)
 2008 Alexandre Sokurov: Questions de cinéma (Documentary) (music)
 2008 Lady Macbeth del distretto di Mzensk (TV Movie) (music)
 2008 Cultural Selection (Short)
 2007 Oberschule (Short) (music)
 2006 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (TV Movie) (music)
 2006 Katerina Izmailova (TV Movie) (music)
 2003 Gubera (Documentary short) (music)
 2003 The Open Window (Short) (composer: additional music)
 2003 Helden ohne Ruhm (TV Movie documentary) (music)
 2002 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (TV Movie) (music by)
 2001 The Overcoat (TV Movie) (music by)
 2000 After the Reconciliation (composer: stock music)
 1999 Night Dreams (TV Movie) (music)
 1994 Burnt by the Sun (music - as D. Shostakovich)
 1993 Shostakovich smeyotsa (TV Short documentary)
 1993 ABF-Memoiren (Documentary) (music)
 1992 Lady Macbeth von Mzensk (music by - as Dmitri Schostakowitsch)
 1991 Nevozvrashchenets (music)
 1989 Khovanshchina (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1989 The Cow (Short) (composer: stock music)
 1984-1989 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series) (composer - 27 episodes)
- Moving On (1989) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- Half an Office (1987) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- Jumping to Conclusions (1987) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- The Footpath (1987) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- Neighbourhood Watch (1987) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
 1989 Dirty Hands (TV Movie) (music)
 1988 Decodings (Short) (music)
 1988 Ariel (composer: additional music - as Dimitri Shostakovitch)
 1987 Bolshoi: The Golden Age (TV Movie) (music by)
 1985 Ce fou de Peuple Russe (Documentary) (music)
 1983 Reilly: Ace of Spies (TV Mini Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Shutdown (1983) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- The Last Journey (1983) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- The Trust (1983) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- After Moscow (1983) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
- Endgame (1983) ... (composer: main theme - uncredited)
 1980 My smerti smotreli v litso (composer: stock music)
 1979 Nos (TV Movie) (music)
 1978 Ostrova v okeane (TV Movie)
 1976 Intikam Melegi/Kadin Hamlet (music - as Shostakovich, song: Hamlet)
 1973 El principio (composer: additional music)
 1969 Syny otechestva (theme music composer)
 1966 10:30 P.M. Summer (composer: additional music)
 1962 Siberian Lady Macbeth (composer: opera motifs)
 1959 Henri Barbusse (Documentary short) (music)
 1959 Khovanschina (orchestrator)
 1948 The Iron Curtain (composer: selected works by)
 1935 Yunost Maksima (composer: opening scene)
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He was composer for the ballet, "Fete Noire," in the Dance Theatre of Harlem company production at the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy. Arthur Mitchell was choreographer. Bernard Johnson was scenery and costume designer. Fred Barry was lighting designer. Craig Sheppard was pianist. Isaiah Jackson was conductor.

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Alternate Names:

Dimitri Chostakovitch | Dmitri Chostakovitch | D.Shostakovich | Dmitri Schostakowitsch | D. Shostakovich | Dimitri Dimitriyevich Shostakovich | Dmitriy Shostakovich | Dmitry Shostakovich | Shostakovich | Dimitri Shostakovitch | the composer


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Personal Quote:

I have thought that my life was replete with sorrow and that it would be hard to find a more miserable man. But when I started going over the life stories of my friends and acquaintances, I was horrified. Not one of them had an easy or a happy life. Some came to a terrible end, some died in terrible suffering, and the lives of many of them could easily be called more miserable than mine. And that... See more »


Had the ability to write music in the midst of a great deal of noise. He would often write in crowded cafés, even when construction was going on outside. See more »

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