On This Day (September 25)…Happy Birthday, Dmitri Shostakovich!

The composer Dmitri Shostakovich was born on this day in 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Shostakovich in 1950. Retrieved from here. This noted Soviet-era composer, progeny of a musical family, showed promise at a young age. He was admitted to the Conservatory in Petrograd (later Leningrad; both alternate names for St. Petersburg) in 1919, when … Continue reading On This Day (September 25)…Happy Birthday, Dmitri Shostakovich!