Dmitri Shostakovich


Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (opera, 1932). IMPORTANT! This is considered his greatest work and was the root cause of his fall from grace with the authorities. KNOW THIS! A powerful excerpt is to be found under VIDEO LINKS section of this presentation.

What is considered to be Shostakovich’s most important work?

Quiz Yourself About the Life and Music of
Dmitri Shostakovich


What event occurred in 1936 that had a major impact on Shostakovich?