Dmitri Shostakovich


What was the RAPM?

The Russian Association of Proletarian Musicians: the state-controlled “union” that sought to control and/or influence the dissemination of Socialist Realism in music. For more on Socialist Realism, refer to the COMMENTARY section of this presentation.

Quiz Yourself About the Life and Music of
Dmitri Shostakovich


What were the major characteristics of Shostakovich’s style up until 1937?