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Story of a friendship : the letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1975

Author: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; I Glikman
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dmitry Shostakovich wrote regularly to his close friend Isaak Glikman during their forty-year relationship from the early 1930s to the composer's death in 1975. The core of Story of a Friendship is a collection of 288 of these letters starting in 1941, when both correspondents became wartime evacuees from their home town of Leningrad. Earlier letters were destroyed during the siege of the city; however, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Correspondance
Named Person: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; I Glikman; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; I Glikman; I Glikman; Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; D Shostakovich; Isaak Glikman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich; I Glikman
ISBN: 0801439795 9780801439797
OCLC Number: 47238033
Language Note: Translation of Pisʹma k drugu, first published by DSCH Publishers, Moscow, and Kompozitor Publishers, St. Petersburg, 1993.
Description: xliv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: War and Separation, 1941-1945 --
Zhdanovshchina and After, 1946-1953 --
Thaw, 1954-1959 --
Public Face, Private Feelings, 1960-1966 --
Failing Health, 1967-1969 --
Intimations of Mortality, 1970-1975 --
Satirical songs by Isaak Glikman --
On the article 'Muddle Instead of Music', and other matters.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: with a commentary by Isaak Glikman ; translated by Anthony Phillips.
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After considerable hesitation and soul-searching I have decided to publish the letters Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich wrote to me. This choice by the composer's close friend Isaak Glikman brought  Read more...

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