February 1, 2006 3:04 PM Subscribe
So, most people know that Friday was the 250th birthday
of some musical dude
you might've heard of.
But! Did you realise that this year also marks the 100th birthday of Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich?
over whether Shostakovich was a tortured artist, rebelling against Stalinist Russia, or a Soviet Sympathiser
continues, but the fact remains he was a brilliant composer who left a lasting impression on film music, and composed complex works from 2 cello concertos
, 15 string quartets
, 15 symphonies Warning!: Last four links are direct to the BBC "Discovering Music" Real player streams.