Dmitry Shostakovich
Date of Birth
Sep 25, 1906
Birth Place:
St. Petersburg, Russia


Considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century, versatile Dmitry Shostakovich's involvement with film began in the early '20s while he was enrolled at the Leningrad Conservatory. When not studying, he earned money accompanying silent films on the piano. Though best known for his various orchestral works, choral pieces, and operas, Shostakovich also composed around 35 film...