Dmitri Shostakovich

Why no Patronymic? Because The New Grove puts it into brackets -unlike their entry for Bortnyansky, for example. The New Grove also spells his first name ‘Dmitry’ (with a “y”), not Dmitri (with an ‘i’), so technically I should use the ‘y’ version too, since The New Grove is the bible on this sort of thing. On this occasion, however, I decline to follow where the New Grove leads: his Wiki page, for example, spells him with an ‘i’, not a ‘y’. do similarly. A quick glance at the CD covers in my collection for him also tends to show that he is invariably spelled y-lessly. In this case, therefore, popular convention beats the exhaustive and authoritative statements from Grove!







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