(Limelight). This is the powerful memoirs which an ailing Dmitri Shostakovich dictated to a young Russian musicologist, Solomon Volkov. When it was first published in 1979, it became an international bestseller. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as black-and-white photos. " Testimony changed the perception of Shostakovich's life and work dramatically, and influenced innumerable performances of his music." New Grove Dictionary
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A serious indictment of some 55 years of Soviet musical life as witnessed by a major Russian artist--Dmitri Shostakovich.About the Author:
Solomon Volkov is a musicologist and the author, most recently, of St. Petersburg: A Cultural History.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060908122