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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich

What is this? Double dipping again? I mean we've seen a caricature of the late, great Dmitri Shostakovich before.

Well, this clearly calls for an artist's response to just criticism. This drawing is of Dmitri in his later years while the previous drawing was of the Youthful Dmitri Dmitrievich.

Chronologically, Dmitri was a composer of the Modern Era as he was born in 1906 and died in 1975. But he was a classic composer in the sense that his music entered what eggheads call the standard repertoire while he was still alive and people went to his concerts without having to be enticed by works written by composers whose music people actually liked.

So for a little more about Mitya - as his friends called him - just click here.