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The Cambridge companion to Shostakovich

Author: Pauline Fairclough; David Fanning
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the Soviet Union's foremost composer, Shostakovich's status in the West has always been problematic. This book offers a starting point and a guide for readers who seek a fuller understanding of Shostakovich's place in the history of music.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitrij D Šostakovič; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Fairclough; David Fanning
ISBN: 9780521842204 0521842204 9780521603157 0521603153
OCLC Number: 183610272
Description: xv, 397 p. : music ; 25 cm.
Contents: Instrumental works. Personal integrity and public service : the voice of the symphonist / Eric Roseberry ; The string quartets : in dialogue with form and tradition / Judith Kuhn ; Paths to the First symphony / David Fanning ; Shostakovich's Second piano sonata : a composition recital in three styles / David Haas ; 'I took a simple little theme and developed it' : Shostakovich's string concertos and sonatas / Malcolm MacDonald --
Music for stage and screen. Shostakovich and the theatre / Gerard McBurney ; Shostakovich as opera composer / Rosamund Bartlett ; Shostakovich's ballets / Marina Ilichova ; Screen dramas : Shostakovich's cinema career / John Riley --
Vocal and choral works. Between reality and transcendence : Shostakovich's songs / Francis Maes --
Slava! The 'official compositions' / Pauline Fairclough --
Performance, theory, reception. A political football : Shostakovich reception in Germany / Erik Levi ; The rough guide to Shostakovich's harmonic language / David Haas ; Shostakovich on record / David Fanning ; Jewish existential irony as musical ethos in the music of Shostakovich / Esti Sheinberg.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Other Titles: Shostakovich
Responsibility: edited by Pauline Fairclough and David Fanning.
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