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Shostakovich : a life remembered

Author: Elizabeth Wilson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer Dimitri Shostakovich drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Using much material never previously published in English, as well as personal accounts from interviews and specially commissioned articles, Elizabeth Wilson has built up a fascinating chronicle of Shostakovich's life. Elizabeth Wilson sheds light on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitrii Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitrij D Šostakovič
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Wilson
ISBN: 0691029717 9780691029719 0691044651 9780691044651
OCLC Number: 30664236
Description: xxiv, 550 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Childhood and youth --
The young composer established --
Criticism and the response to criticism --
The war years : a respite --
The final years of Stalinism --
The thaw --
Regeneration --
The last years.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Wilson.
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Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer Dimitri Shostakovich drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Using much material never previously published in English, as well as personal accounts from interviews and specially commissioned articles, Elizabeth Wilson has built up a fascinating chronicle of Shostakovich's life. Elizabeth Wilson sheds light on the composer's creative process and his working life in music, and examines the enormous and enduring influence that Shostakovich has had on Soviet musical life. Essential reading for anyone interested in the composer, the book also offers a fascinating perspective on the social and political history of Soviet Russia.

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