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The best pictures of great Soviet composers

Posted in Best pictures, Communism, Famous Composers, Historical articles, History, Music on Monday, 31 August 2015

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The best pictures of great Soviet composers show three giants of twentieth-century Russian music during the Soviet era.
The first picture is of Dmitri Shostakovich, whose Seventh Symphony, the “Leningrad”, was composed during the Siege of Leningrad.

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Portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer and pianist

The second picture is a photograph of Nikolai Myaskovsky, the ‘father of the Russian symphony’, who composed twenty-seven symphonies.

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Nikolai Myaskovsky

The third picture is of Sergei Prokofiev, the finest ballet composer since Tchaikovsky and one of the greatest of twentieth-century symphonists.

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Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, pianist and conductor

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