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Shostakovich, Dmitri

Syllabification: Sho·sta·ko·vich, Dmitri
Pronunciation: /ˌSHästəˈkōviCH, ˌSHôstəˈkôviCH
 
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  • (1906–75), Russian composer; full name Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich. Although he experimented with atonality and 12-note techniques, his music always returned to a basic tonality.

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