The Life of Dmitri Shostakovich

Answer the questions relating to Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s life and music.
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Last updated: April 8, 2017
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City where he was born (name at the time)
St. Petersburg
Where he studied composition
Leningrad Conservatory
Teacher at above
Alexander Glazunov
First ballet, premiered 1930
The Golden Age
Opera, premiered 1934
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Article that led to his first denunciation
Muddle Instead of Music
Red Army marshal, friend of Shostakovich, executed in 1936
Mikhail Tukhachevsky
Friend and conductor of the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra
Yevgeny Mravinsky
City he was evacuated to in 1941 (name at the time)
Kuibyshev
Conductor at the Leningrad premiere of the 7th Symphony
Karl Eliasberg
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1948 song cycle: "From ______ ____ ______"
From Jewish Folk Poetry
Suite featuring Waltz No. 2
Suite for Variety Orchestra
Political event that the 12th Symphony was written about
Russian Revolution of 1917
String quartet that may have been a suicide note
String Quartet No. 8
13th Symphony subtitle
Babi Yar
Son who became a pianist and conductor
Maxim Shostakovich
Famous four-note motif
DSCH
Alleged memoirs, published 1979
Testimony
Editor of the above
Solomon Volkov
1980 Summer Olympics theme music
Festive Overture
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