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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: IntroductionAbout the ContributorsRichard Taruskin: Shostakovich and UsDavid Fanning: Shostakovich in Harmony - Untranslatable MessagesSvetlana Savenko: Shostakovich's Verbal LanguageLaurel Fay: Shostakovich, LASM, and AsafievLyudmila Mikheyeva-Sollertinskaya: Shostakovich as Reflected in his Letters toIvan SollertinskyInna Barsova: Between Social Demands and The Music of Grand Passions: The Years1934-7 in the Life of Dmitry ShostakovichOlga Komok: Shostakovich and KruchonykhDavid Haas: Shostakovich's Eight: C Minor Symphony Against the GrainManashir Yakubov: Shostakovich's Anti-Formalist Rayok: A History of the Work'sComposition and its Musical and Literary SourcesNelly Kravetz: A New Insight into the Tenth Symphony of ShostakovichLyudmila Kovnatskaya: Shostakovich and Britten: Some ParallelsCaryl Emerson: Shostakovich, Tsvetaeva, Musorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death andSurvivalRosamund Bartlett: Shostakovich and ChekhovIndex. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This volume presents recent research into Dmitri Shostakovich's life (1906-1975) and work by leading British, American, Russian, and Israeli scholars. It is occasioned by the ever-growing interest in a composer whose significance in and for the history of twentieth-century music is, as Richard Taruskin has commented, immense, possibly unparalleled and above all, continuing. The authors of the thirteen articles are musicologists, Russian literature specialists, biographers, and cultural historians, whose diverse fields of expertise are reflected in the interdisciplinary nature of the materials collected here.

The collection presents Shostakovich and his legacy in a variety of different contexts and its interdisciplinary nature will also serve to open up discussion. In this way, it breaks from previous tendencies to focus on the purely extrinsic qualities of the composers musical oeuvre, which has so often been interpreted in terms of autobiography. The chapters span the composers entire career and contain substantial amounts of new information about Shostakovich and his musical legacy.

About the Author: Rosamund Bartlett is a Leverhulme Research Fellow in Russian Cultural History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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