Three Fantastic Dances

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Three Fantastic Dances, Op. 5, are the earliest piano compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich, written in 1922 when he was 16 years old. [1]

In musical composition, the opus number is the "work number" that is assigned to a composition, or to a set of compositions, to indicate the chronological order of the composer's production. Opus numbers are used to distinguish among compositions with similar titles; the word is abbreviated as "Op." for a single work, or "Opp." when referring to more than one work.

Dmitri Shostakovich Soviet composer and pianist

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Soviet composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century.



  1. March Allegretto
  2. Waltz Andantino
  3. Polka Allegretto

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  1. "Three Fantastic Dances Op. 5" . Retrieved November 7, 2012.