Jazz Suite No.1
Dmitri Shostakovich

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Shostakovich's jazz-inspired work falls 40

Shostakovich was most definitely a light-and-shade composer. On the one hand, we have the intense, expansive orchestral works, full of grand political gestures and complex musical ideas. On the other, we find the many film scores and the light, jolly Jazz Suites, both composed in the 1930s.

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