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Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony
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Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. The composition became a symbol of the Allied resistance to Nazism during the Second World War. One of the finest works of Dmitri Shostakovich, it is known fully as the Symphony No. 7 in C major. It was written by the composer during 1939 to 1940. Though initially written in tribute to Vladimir Lenin, it was instead dedicated to the city of Leningrad, which was completed in 1941. It is one of Shostakovich's best known works, and you can watch it live with Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony tickets in hand.
Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony premiered during World War II and soon became popular in not only Russia, then the Soviet Union, but all across the West. It is regarded today as a symbol that stands witness to the twenty five million citizens of the Soviet Union who lost their lives during World War II. Today, it is frequently performed all over the world, particularly at the Leningrad Cemetery where the half a million Russians who lost their lives during the famous Siege of Leningrad are buried.
Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony became a condemnation of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. Amongst his many works of musical art, this is the one that made him one of the most prominent figures in twentieth century music. Shostakovich rose to fame in Russia under the patronage of Mikhail Tukhachevsky, the chief of staff in the Soviet Union. He would go on to have a difficult relationship with the Soviet government, who would censor his work, though he still received a number of awards from the government.
Shostakovich's latter works were markedly different, particularly showing influences from both Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Prokofiev. This is seen in such compositions as Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, which premiered in 1934. This piece is often praised for its blending of neo–classical style of music and post–Romanticism. Overall, Shostakovich's music is known for a style that was truly his own; elements of the grotesque and sharp contrasts. He would go on to compose six concerti and fifteen symphonies, to be performed by orchestras. He also composed a piano quintet, fifteen string quartets and two string octet pieces, classified in chamber music.
Shostakovich also composed a number of piano pieces, including a set of preludes, two solo sonatas and twenty four preludes and fugues later on. Wrapping up his vast repertoire of classical music were several ballets, song cycles and three operas. He also composed music for a number of movies, including The First Echelon, with the piece itself known as The Second Waltz, Op. 99. For his music, and his contribution to society, he received awards from many states of the world.
His own government awarded him with the Hero of Socialist Labor, Order of Lenin, Order of Friendship of Peoples, People's Artist of the USSR and the International Peace Prize.
Shostakovich was also presented by a Gold Medal from the Royal Philharmonic Society in the UK, the Sibellus Award from Finland and received an Academy Award nomination for the score of Khovanshchina. The Austrian government awarded him the Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria in 1967, whereas Denmark honored him with the Leonie Sonning Music Prize. He is, altogether, one of the finest composers in the history of classical music, and you can catch his work live after purchasing Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony tickets.