Dmitri Shostakovich


What composer had a tremendous influence on Shostakovich?

Gustav Mahler! In particular, it was the close juxtaposition of the highly dramatic and the highly banal, as well as certain traits of orchestration, that Shostakovich employed in his music. Shostakovich’s nickname at the Conservatory was “Gustav”….


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