Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

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Fun Facts

  • Shostakovich was a film accompanist, a pianist for silent films.
  • He loved soccer, was a certified referee, and loved playing card games.
  • Shostakovich wrote his 8th string quartet from start to finish in only three days. That is very fast!

Get to know Shostakovich in this video by Columbus Symphony Percussionist Jack Jenny!

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