This is a community for all dedicated, obsessive, insane, intense, or merely interested fans of 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. It can be used for discussion of his music, his life, his times, other music that influenced or was influenced by his, or anything else relevant to our esteemed Dmitri Dmitriyevich. It can also be used to keep tally of individuals' achievements in converting others to the way of Shostakovichism. If you have not heard Shostakovich's music, YOU SHOULD.
The terrifying community owner is dsch. The evil community moderator is theevilearl. The community moderators are both violists. The community moderators are both more obsessive than you are. Thank you.