The Legacy Of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Music

If you were just a scrawny composer and your city had been hit in the siege in World War II, you probably wouldn’t go on writing the intermezzo of your seventh symphony, but 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich wasn’t your average man. He was despised by Stalin and the communist party, his music was … Read more

The History of Opera

Grade: 10 –1 Subject: Music Teacher: Mrs. D. Williams Words and Meanings ? Opus: A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer’s works. ? March: A piece of music, usually in four beats to the bar, having a strongly accented rhythm. ? Overture: An instrumental composition intended especially … Read more