Shostakovich, Russian composer

            (1906-1975) Shostakovich

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To me he seemed like a trapped man, whose only wish was to be left alone, to the peace of his own art and to the tragic destiny to which he, like most of his countrymen, has been forced to resign himself.

Nicholas Nabokov on meeting Shostakovich in 1949 in New York

Source: N. Nabokov, Old Friends and New Music, London: Little, Brown, 1951 (Note: The Boston printing of the same year does not include this quote.)

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   Dmitri Dmitrievich
   Shostakovich, composer
   born St. Petersburg, 1906
   died Moscow, 1975
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