February 3, 2018


Dmitri Shostakovich (trans. Donald Hunsburger)

Born: September 25th, 1906, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died: August 9th, 1975, Moscow, Russia

Composed: 1959

Duration: 2 minutes

This light-hearted romp comes from a larger work by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich.  Moscow, Cheryomushki is a satirical three-part operetta set in a housing project in southwest Moscow.  It premiered on Janu...

October 7, 2016

Festive Overture

Dmitri Shostakovich

Born: September 25, 1906, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Died: August 9, 1975, Moscow, Russia

Original Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra

Composed: 1954

Arranged: 1965, Donald Hunsberger

University of Maryland Wind Ensemble

"Carmina Burana"

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:00 pm

Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The University of...

August 9, 2010

Percy Grainger was featured on today's Composers Datebook. See below!

Composers Datebook audio (8/9/2010)

Grainger and Shostakovich go public

On today's date in 1928, Percy Grainger -- Australian-born American composer, pianist and folk song collector -- was married to Ella Viola Ström, a Swedish poet and painter. It was a very public ceremony that took place in the Hollywood Bowl amphith...

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