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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
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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: études diverses
Named Person: 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: Chronology; Introduction; Part I. Instrumental Works: 1. Personal integrity and public service: the voice of the symphonist Eric Roseberry; 2. The string quartets: in dialogue with form and tradition Judy Kuhn; 3. Paths to the first symphony David Fanning; 4. Shostakovich's second piano sonata: a composition recital in three styles David Haas; 5. 'I took a simple little theme and developed it': Shostakovich's string concertos and sonatas Malcolm MacDonald; Part II. Music for Stage and Screen: 6. Shostakovich and the theatre Gerard McBurney; 7. Shostakovich as opera composer Rosamund Bartlett; 8. Shostakovich's ballets Marina Ilichova; 9. Screen dramas: Shostakovich's cinema career John Riley; Part III. Vocal and Choral Works: 10. Between reality and transcendence: Shostakovich's songs Francis Maes; 11. Slava! Shostakovich's 'official compositions' Pauline Fairclough; Part IV. Performance, Theory, Reception: 12. A political football - Shostakovich reception in Germany Erik Levi; 13. The rough guide to Shostakovich's harmonic language David Haas; 14. Shostakovich on record David Fanning; 15. 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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