Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Dmitri Shostakovich was a 20th Century Soviet composer. Shostakovich composed a great variety of music including string quartets, piano music, symphonies, film music, and ballet music. Today he is best known for his film scores and ballet suites, including the “Gadfly” Suite (which contains the famous Romance), his suite OP. 99a (which contains the famous Second Waltz), his suite of piano pieces called the “Dancing of the Dolls”, and his string quartets and symphonies.
Here are two waltzes by Shostakovich performed by Constantine Orbelian and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. The first waltz is a waltz from the Pirogov Suite, Op. 76a. The second waltz is the famous Second Waltz from his Op. 99a suite written for the Soviet film
“The First Echelon.” I hope that you enjoy this beautiful music.