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Shostakovich and his world

Author: Laurel E Fay
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2004.
Series: Princeton paperbacks; Bard Music Festival series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this collection delve into neglected aspects of Shostakovich's formidable legacy covering topics such as the choreography, costumes, décor and music of his ballet, the musical references, parodies and quotations in his operatta, his activities as a pedagogue and the mark it left on his students, and much more.
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Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitrij D Šostakovič
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel E Fay
ISBN: 0691120684 9780691120683 0691120692 9780691120690
OCLC Number: 56189992
Description: xvii, 405 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Documents. Shostakovich: letters to his mother, 1923-1927 ; Responses of Shostakovich to a questionnaire on the psychology of the creative process ; Stalin and Shostakovich: letters to a "friend" ; "The phenomenon of the Seventh": a documentary essay on Shostakovich "war" symphony --
Essays. Shostakovich and industrial saboteur: observations on The Bolt ; The Nose and the Fourteenth Symphony: an affinity of opposites ; Shostakovich and the Russian literary tradition ; Fried chicken in the bird-cherry trees ; Shostakovich and his pupils ; Shostakovich's "twelve-tone" compositions and the politics and practice of the Soviet Union.
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks; Bard Music Festival series.
Responsibility: edited by Laurel E. Fay.
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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) has a reputation as one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. This collection of essays aims to expand the traditional purview of Shostakovich's world,  Read more...

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