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"Praise for the previous edition: "Elizabeth Wilson's magnificent new oral history, Shostakovich: A Life Remembered, [is] the one indispensable book about the composer."—Richard Taruskin, The New York Times "Praise for the previous edition: "[Wilson] has gathered numerous recollections of Shostakovich and organized them into an enormous biography that follows every step of his life. Dmitri Shostakovich () has a reputation as one of the leading composers of the twentieth century. But the story of his controversial role in history is still being told, and his full measure as a musician still being taken. This collection of essays goes far in expanding the traditional purview of Shostakovich's world, exploring the composer's creativity and art in terms of the.   Mr. Barnes’s book internalizes these debates, turning them into conversations within Shostakovich’s own head. On one hand, defending his need .   Three Must-Have Shostakovich Recordings Immersing yourself in Dmitri Shostakovich's complete works would take days, but familiarizing yourself with his music should take no more than an afternoon.

  Tony Palmer's film on the life, times and music of the Soviet composer, with Ben Kingsley as Shostakovich and Terence Rigby as Stalin. .   In Shostakovich: The Man and His Work, Ivan Martynov presents a rich and compelling biography of this pioneering legend. Martynov draws on extensive research, including interviews and conversations with Shostakovich himself, as well as his own expertise in the field of musicology, to shed light on the man behind the : Ivan Martynov. Get this from a library! Shostakovich: a life. [Laurel E Fay] -- "For this authoritative biography of Shostakovich's illustrious but turbulent career under Soviet rule, Laurel E. Fay has gone back to primary documents: Shostakovich's many letters, concert programs. “The book includes valuable essays and interviews, which move beyond the scholarly controversy to sketch a nuanced picture of Shostakovich’s life under a totalitarian regime The 'Casebook' contributors compellingly warn of replacing one mask with another, one black-and-white myth with its simple inversion.” —New York.

Dmitry Shostakovich was a Russian composer whose symphonies and quartets, numbering 15 each, are among the greatest examples from the 20th century of these classic forms. His style evolved from the brash humor and experimental character of his first period, exemplified by the operas The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, into both the more introverted melancholy and nationalistic fervor of his. Book of the week The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes review – how Shostakovich survived Stalin Barnes’s latest novel is a gripping fictionalised account of the composer’s life, and the. By Dmitri Shostakovich. Piano Book. Titles: No. 1, March * No. 2, Valse * No. 3, The Bear * No. 4, A Funny Story * No. 5, A Sad Story * No. 6, The Mechanical ry: Piano Collection.   One of the Best Books of the Year: San Francisco Chronicle: Dmitri Shostakovich, just thirty years old, reckons with the first of three conversations with power that will irrevocably shape his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has suddenly denounced the 5/5(2).

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Discover the best Shostakovich in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Dmitri Shostakovich has books on Goodreads with ratings. Dmitri Shostakovich’s most popular book is Testimony: The Memoirs. Disclaimer: I skim read most of the later chapters, as I was mostly looking into the reception of Shostakovich's "War" symphonies (especially his Seventh, the Leningrad) and how the composer fell in and out of Party favour, particularly during the Stalinistthe biography itself is not actually too long, ending on p, with the rest of the book taken up with notes, the /5.

I believe this book is out of print, which is a pity as it offers a unique and in many respects persuasive view of Shostakovich as a closet dissident, one whose music is shot through with clues and riddles concealing his true feelings about the Soviet régime/5.

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This, the first book in English to look at Shostakovich's cinema career, discusses every film he scored, looking at the films themselves, tracing their relationship to the changing concerns and policies of the Soviet state and examining how the music works in context.

I knew the general story of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, of his composing it during the Siege of Leningrad and what a splash it made across the world at the time, but Anderson presents an unbelievably detailed history of Shostakovich's early life in Leninist Soviet Union, Stalin's brutal reign, the war and the siege, and through it all, Shostakovich's composition of his huge 'war' symphony/5().

The book examines Shostakovich's attendance at football matches, his referee certification, his newspaper articles and diary entries, and his obsessive fascination with rules and statistics, set against the background of Soviet life in the s-'70s and the composer's own musical output.

"Dmitri Shostakovich, football fanatic. Scholars remain divided as to the book’s veracity, yet there is a ring of truth in its basic tenet that nothing in Shostakovich’s music can be taken at face value.

If Testimony is to be believed, Shostakovich’s music is a semantic minefield, laced with irony and punctuated. Shostakovich’s works written during the mids contain some of his best music, especially the Symphony No. 8 (), the Piano Trio (), and the Violin Concerto No.

1 (–48). Their prevailing seriousness, even grimness, was to contribute to Shostakovich’s second fall from official grace. Shostakovich: A Life Paperback – July 7, by Laurel E. Fay (Author)Cited by: Shostakovich: a life User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

The Cold War has ended, but writers on Shostakovich now face its effects on information, as Fay's own published criticism of some 5/5(1). This is a list of compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich. Shostakovich made a reduction of the score for solo piano, including the vocal score of the final chorus as Op.

20a. Shostakovich assembled a suite from the music for orchestra as Op. 26a. Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich is the author of Testimony ( avg rating, ratings, 70 reviews, published ), Story of a Friendship ( avg rating, 16 rat /5.

Books about Dimitri Shostakovich 25 sep (St. Petersburg) - 9 aug (Moscow) Books about Dimitri Shostakovich and his music. David Hurwitz and Dmitri Shostakovich Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos - An Owner's Manual: Unlocking the Masters Series Amadeus Press, ; ISBN ; pages The fall of the Soviet empire has not.

The book ranges well beyond Shostakovich's work, and explores—with reference to current theories of anthropology and psychology—how we perceive music, the distorting effects of depression and how music can reconnect us to emotions and fellow humanity.

Ina book purporting to be Shostakovich’s memoir, entitled “Testimony,” appeared in the West, depicting a frustrated composer who despised Communism and hid veiled critiques of the Author: Nikil Saval.

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. by M.T. Anderson | Feb 7, out of 5 stars Paperback $ $ Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances: Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide: Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data.

Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer Dmitri Shostakovich, based on reminiscences from his contemporaries: family members, friends, fellow musicians and other prominent figures of the time.

Elizabeth Wilson covers the composer's life from his early successes to his struggles under the Stalinist regime, and his international recognition as/5. Shostakovich’s music has been with me for half a century; his “case” since the publication of Testimony, his contentious memoirs.

Tikhon Khrennikov, the long-serving, power-worshipping head. Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer, drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Elizabeth Wilson sheds light on the composer's creative process and his working life in music, and examines the enormous and enduring influence that Shostakovich has had on Soviet musical life.'The one indispensable book about the composer.'/5(2).

Testimony (Volkov book), the book about Dmitri Shostakovich by Solomon Volkov Testimony (Shreve novel), a novel by Anita Shreve Testimony (Turow novel), a novel by Scott TurowAuthor: Solomon Volkov (editor), Dmitri Shostakovich.

Testimony is a book that was published in October by the Russian musicologist Solomon Volkov. He claimed that it was the memoirs of the composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

From its publication, its portrayal of the composer and his views was controversial: the Shostakovich of the book was sometimes critical of fellow composers, and most notably was strongly anti-Soviet in his views.

The book also Author: Solomon Volkov (editor), Dmitri Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich (dyĬmē´trē shŏstŏkô´vĬch), –75, Russian composer, b.

kovich studied at the Leningrad Conservatory (–25). The early success of his First Symphony () was confirmed by positive public reaction to two satirical works of —an opera, The Nose (Leningrad; from a tale by Gogol), and a ballet, The Golden Age. The book is, partly, an exercise in cold war nostalgia.

But it’s also, more interestingly, an inquiry into the nature of personal integrity. Shostakovich made his accommodations with “Power.

Shostakovich’s works include two operas, 15 symphonies, two violin concertos, two cello concertos, two piano concertos, ballet music, songs and scores for motion pictures Dmitri Shostakovich 12 Activity 2—Human Bingo: Dmitri Shostakovich (60 minutes) 1.

In groups of three or four, students will use the Internet to learn more. Few composers' posthumous reputations have grown as steadily as Shostakovich's. Yet outside the concert hall the focus of attention seems to have been on the extraordinary circumstances of his life rather than on the music itself.

This book seeks to show that the power of his work stems as much from its craftsmanship as from its political and personal context. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Dmitri Shostakovich books online.

Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. () / Gerard McBurney -- The Shostakovich variations () / Paul Mitchinson -- Shostakovich: a brief encounter and a present perspective (, ) / Malcolm Hamrick Brown -- Laurel Fay's Shostakovich: a life () / Simon Morrison -- When serious music mattered: on Shostakovich and three recent books () / Richard TaruskinPages:   The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes review – Shostakovich in fear This is the book’s mise-en-scène: the composer standing outside the lift of his apartment block, a packed suitcase resting.

—The Sunday Times, “The Best Classical Music Books of ” “How Shostakovich Changed my Mind is short enough and eloquent enough to read comfortably at a single two-hour stretch, without skipping over a single word Many readers will surely find ideas in it that resonate with their own experience of Shostakovich’s music, and be.

Shostakovich's life is a fascinating example of the paradoxes of living as an artist under totalitarian rule. Laurel Fay's book includes a detailed list of works, a glossary of names, and an extensive bibliography, making it an indispensable resource for future studies of Shostakovich.

Laurel E. Fay's painstakingly researched Brand: Oxford University Press. Dmitri Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op, Book I Tatiana Nikoayeva, piano 1. in C major Moderato - Moderato 2. in A minor Allegro - .