Definition of Shostakovich, Dmitri in English:

Shostakovich, Dmitri

proper noun

  • (1906–75), Russian composer; full name Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich. He developed a highly personal style and, although he experimented with atonality and twelve-note techniques, his music always returned to a basic tonality. He is best known for his fifteen symphonies.

Pronunciation

Shostakovich, Dmitri

/ˌʃɒstəˈkəʊvɪtʃ/