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The Cambridge companion to Shostakovich

Author: Pauline Fairclough; David Fanning
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
Series: Cambridge collections online.; Cambridge companions to music.; Cambridge companions complete collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitrii Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Fairclough; David Fanning
ISBN: 9781139001953 1139001957
OCLC Number: 780909558
Notes: "Cambridge collections online."
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Description: 1 online resource (xv, 397 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part 1: instrumental works --
Personal integrity and public service : the voice of the symphonist / Eric Roseberry --
The string quartets : in dialogue with form and tradition / Judy 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 --
Part 2: 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 --
Part 3: vocal and choral works --
Between reality and transcendence : Shostakovich's songs / Francis Maes --
Slava! The 'official compositions' / Pauline Fairclough --
Part 4: 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 collections online.; Cambridge companions to music.; Cambridge companions complete collection.
Other Titles: Shostakovich
Responsibility: edited by Pauline Fairclough, David Fanning.

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