The Musical Oeuvres of Dmitri Shostakovich

Keywords: Dmitri Shostakovich, evolution in music, humanism in music, artistic constants.


This lecture of Doctor of Arts, Professor
Alexander Demchenko illuminates
in a maximally compact form the evolution
of the music of the great composer, the main
stages of which are corresponded
to by the respective sections of the present text:
“Early Works,” “Middle Period”
and “Late Works,” which is supplemented
by generalizations contained in the sections
“The Issue of Humanism” and “The Artistic
The expounding of the lecture will
be accompanied by listening to a number
of fragments designed to give an overall
impression of the range of the composer’s
artistic quests.

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