Shostakovich Symphony Cycle

Russian-born, 20th-Century composer Dmitri Shostakovich is one of the world’s most controversial and well-known composers. With a repertoire spanning from piano to opera, it is his symphonies that stand out the most. For this composer I have designed a 15 day cycle on my Instagram feed (stephenjtrygar) celebrating his 15 earth shattering symphonies. Thus far each day has started with a post of my favorite movement from each symphony with a poll asking to either “Agree” or “Disagree” with my choice. Although several of the follow-up videos have been posted on following days, every day ends with with one of my “Musical Tidbit – Who Knew?” videos on my main page.

My Shostakovich Symphony Cycle is the first of many cycles I plan on hosting. Within the past few days, a poll was posted to vote for the next cycle. The poll posted included the operas of English composer Benjamin Britten and the ballets of Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky. To take part in this poll, feel free to contact me using the form below. The poll closes on July 3rd, 2018.

Published by Stephen J. Trygar

I am a musicologist and music historian currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My primary focus is on theatrical music (opera, ballet, and incidental music) and symphonic music.

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