Includes selected further reading, Dmitri Shostakovich complete list of works, recommended recordings, plus index. Classic FM Lifelines series. First printing, with "1" as the lowest number in print number line on copyright page. Printed in Great Britain. A very nice clean tight solid softcover copy. 107pp. SB-237. Size: 19.5 x 13cm. Bookseller Inventory # 023608
Synopsis: Written with enthusiasm and accessible prose , the Classic fM Lifelines series will become the Everyman o f musical biographies. Titles for the series have been chose n from the Classic fM''s own listener surveys of the most pop ular composers. '
From Library Journal:
These six books, part of a 12-title series published in Great Britain, all carry a small portrait of the composer on the cover and the tag line "an essential guide to his life and works." They are all the same length, with six to ten chapters, and offer a complete list of works and of recommended readings and recordings. These six are by different authors, but most of the authors have written other titles in the series, and they have all written about music elsewhere. The composers featured were selected on the basis of popularity with British radio listeners (which makes the exclusion of Mozart surprising). As such, the authors presume that readers possess a love of and familiarity with standard repertoire. Containing no musical examples, the books are more biography than musical analysis and serve as good, lively introductions to the composers. Though they are slim paperbacks on nonpermanent paper, their sturdy bindings should hold together through many circulations. Recommended for small and medium-sized libraries.?Bonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Lib., College Park
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Title: Dmitri Shostakovich: An Essential Guide to ...
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Pictorial Wraps
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Pavilion, 1997. Card Covers. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Classic fM Lifelines Series. 107pp. A fine clean unused copy. Size: 20 x 13 Cms. Book. Seller Inventory # 21136
Book Description Pavilion Books Limited, London, 1997. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition First Printing. Fine book in light card covers. Internally fine and free of inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 027704