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Shostakovich and Stalin : the extraordinary relationship between the great composer and the brutal dictator

Author: Волков, Соломон. ; Solomon Volkov; Antonina W Bouis
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the often tumultuous relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin, with Shostakovich striving to remain true to his musical ideals, at the same that he had to deal with the machinations and instability of Stalin.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Joseph Stalin; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Волков, Соломон. ; Solomon Volkov; Antonina W Bouis
ISBN: 0375410821 9780375410826
OCLC Number: 54768325
Description: xiii, 313 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tsars and poets --
Mirages and temptations --
The year 1936: causes and consequences --
1936: Facing the sphinx --
The Tsar's mercy --
War: triumphs and tribulations --
1948: "Look over here, look over there, the enemy is everywhere!" --
Final convulsions and death of the Tsar --
In the shadow of Stalin.
Other Titles: Shostakovich i Stalin.
Responsibility: Solomon Volkov ; translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.
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Presents the often tumultuous relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin, with Shostakovich striving to remain true to his musical ideals, at the same that he had to deal with the machinations and instability of Stalin.

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