Dmitry Shostakovich

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Dmitry Shostakovich
Dmitry Shostakovich in 1962
Potential President of the Central Siberian Republic
Head of GovernmentMoisey Vainberg
Personal details
Native nameDmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich
Date of birthSeptember 25th, 1906
Place of birthSaint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Age at start55 years old
RolePotential Leader of the Central Siberian Republic
Political partyHumanists
Ideology Utopian Socialism

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September [O.S. 12 September] 1906) is a Soviet-era Russian composer and pianist who became internationally known after the premiere of his First Symphony in 1926 and thereafter was regarded as a major composer. Finding himself in Tomsk after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Shostakovich and his fellow intellectuals and Soviet Intelligensia would form the Central Siberian Republic, with Shostakovich leading the Humanist Salon, with a humanitarian minded approach to politics

As a composer, Shostakovich achieved early fame in the Soviet Union, but had a complex relationship with its government. His 1934 opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk was initially a success, but eventually was condemned by the Soviet government, putting his career at risk.

Over the course of his career, he earned several important awards, including the Order of Lenin, from the Soviet government.

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As with all symphonies, the new life of Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich started with a single sound: the chime of a telegram. Punctuated with sudden stops, the little piece of paper brought to him brief but grim news: Leningrad had fallen to the hands of the Nazis. He was attending a recital in Tomsk, in honor of an old friend. With his home lost and with no transport westwards, Shostakovich became stuck in the city, earning his living as a composer of eccentric repute in the Central Siberian Republic. Thus began the Larghissimo of Shostakovich's life. A slow and ponderous walk across the years of the Republic, with almost nothing notable occurring in-between. He turned to his work, composing pieces that subtly criticized the Republic, and integrated himself into the artistic scene of Tomsk. When he found himself at the forefront of the Humanist Association, he had reached the Andante of his movement: a stable, forward pace. However, such a steady tempo would not last forever. Rebellions shattered the old Republic, with Novosibirsk tearing itself away over the issue of conscription. It opened to a chaotic second act: the anarchists rose in Kansk, and the generals mutinied in Krasnoyarsk. The denouement rested in Tomsk, where the ideals of the Republic survived and thrived. The artistic movements of the city, now Salons, thrived. The lands of Central Siberia are to witness a new play fold out. With his triumph in the elections of the Republic, Shostakovich now stands to conduct it. The world awaits to see if his victory is merely an overture or the end of a beautiful coda.

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