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Shostakovich symphonies and concertos : an owner's manual

Author: David Hurwitz; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Publisher: Pompton Plains, N.J. : Amadeus ; [Milwaukee, Wis.] : Exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard, 2006.
Series: Unlocking the masters series, no. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Shostakovich Symphones and Concertos acclaimed author David Hurwitz describes the musical elements of that language: what is sounds like, how it works expressively, as opposed to providing a mere technical analysis. In this first book of its kind, Hurwitz closely examines fifteen Shostakovich symphonies and six concertos in chronological order, offering a descriptive guided tour of the music as it unfolds in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: David Hurwitz; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich
ISBN: 1574671316 9781574671315
OCLC Number: 67874415
Notes: "Chronology of works": pages [213]-217.
Accompanying compact disc contains performance of Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5, op. 45 [i.e. 47] (Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Ahronovitch, conductor), previously issued as BIS BIS-CD-357.
Distributor's no.: HL00331692.
Description: 222 pages ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Shostakovich's musical language --
Early-period works --
Late-period works.
Series Title: Unlocking the masters series, no. 9.
Responsibility: David Hurwitz.

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"In Shostakovich Symphones and Concertos acclaimed author David Hurwitz describes the musical elements of that language: what is sounds like, how it works expressively, as opposed to providing a mere technical analysis. In this first book of its kind, Hurwitz closely examines fifteen Shostakovich symphonies and six concertos in chronological order, offering a descriptive guided tour of the music as it unfolds in real time, revealing its genius and how it fits in the tradition of Western classical music."--Jacket.

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