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Creators and performers of the play “King Lear”. Sitting: Natan Altman, Shostakovich, Grigory Kozintsev, Vassili Sofronov (Lear); standing: Gennadi Michurin (Glouster), Georgi Samoilov (Edgar), and Alexander Larikov (Kent). 1940/41. Credit: Dmitri Shostakovich: Pages of His Life in Photographs

“ Creators and performers of the play “King Lear”.

boz-pot:Dmitri Shostakovich playing Piano Concerto No.1, 1940.(From DSCH Shostakovich Journal)

boz-pot: “ Dmitri Shostakovich playing Piano Concerto (From DSCH Shostakovich Journal) ”

Among the famous figures of science and culture "enemies of the people" were: Composer Dmitri Shostakovich

Among the famous figures of science and culture "enemies of the people" were: Composer Dmitri Shostakovich

According to the back of the Naxos CD on which this appears, this picture of Dmitri Shostakovich was taken "two days before the completion of the First Symphony, 28th June, 1925." That is, before Stalin's terrors began. Ah, Mitya. It is good to see you reasonably happy. And I love your cat.

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Soviet Russian composer and pianist and was one of the most celebrated composers of the century

"A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with the previous one." - Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich: "A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.

Dmitri Shostakovich, bullied and abused by Stalin and the communist state, produced some of the greatest works of art of the last century.

Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich having a miserable time at a party with some friends.

Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich having a miserable time at a party with some friends.

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