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The Cambridge companion to Shostakovich

The Cambridge companion to Shostakovich

Author: Pauline Fairclough; David Fanning
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Thanks to the ambiguities of Soviet cultural life, Shostakovich was regarded in the West with a mixture of admiration and suspicion. This study is a guide for all who wish to probe more deeply into  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
études diverses
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; Dimitri Dimitrievitch Chostakovitch; Dimitri Chostakovitch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Fairclough; David Fanning
ISBN: 9780521842204 0521842204 9780521603157 0521603153
OCLC Number: 493898651
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-397 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm
Contents: 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 --
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 --
Vocal and choral works. Between reality and transcendence : Shostakovich's songs / Francis Maes --
Slava! The 'official compositions' / Pauline Fairclough --
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.
Responsibility: edited by Pauline Fairclough and David Fanning.


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'... the Companion is unique, challenging and highly informative - a valuable addition to the Shostakovich-focused bookshelves and an entertaining read ...' DSCH Journal 'This is unequivocally Read more...

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