Dmitri Shostakovich
Dmitri Shostakovich
Historical Figure
Nationality: Russia
Religion: Agnostic
Date of Birth: 1906
Date of Death: 1975
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer
Occupation: Composer
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): 1632
Type of Appearance: Reference
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906–1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century.

Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Leon Trotsky's chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the Stalinist bureaucracy. His music was officially denounced twice, in 1936 and 1948, and was periodically banned. Despite this, he also received accolades and state awards and served in the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR. Despite the official controversy, his works were popular and well received.

Dmitri Shostakovich in 1632Edit

The music of Dmitri Shostakovich was brought to the 17th century after the Ring of Fire. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 was used for psychological warfare at the Battle of the Wartburg. It was played in concert with the rockets being fired by the New United States Army at the Wartburg Castle.