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Shostakovich A Life

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ISBN-10: 0195182510

ISBN-13: 9780195182514

Edition: 2005

Authors: Laurel E. Fay

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For this authoritative post-cold-war 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 and reviews, newspaper articles, and diaries of his contemporaries. An indefatigable worker, he wrote his arresting music despite deprivations during the Nazi invasion and constant surveillance under Stalin's regime. Shostakovich's life is a fascinating example of the paradoxes of living as an artist under totalitarian rule. In August 1942, his Seventh Symphony, written as a protest against fascism, was performed in Nazi-besieged Leningrad by the city's surviving musicians, and was…    
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Note on Transliteration
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Childhood (1906-1919)
Conservatory (1919-1926)
Spreading Wings (1926-1928)
Pioneer (1929-1932)
Tragedy-Satire (1932-1936)
Crisis (1936-1937)
Reprieve (1938-1941)
The War Years (1941-1944)
"Victory" (1945-1948)
Public and Private (1948-1953)
The Thaw (1953-1958)
Consolidation (1958-1961)
Renewal (1961-1966)
Jubilees (1966-1969)
Immortality (1970-1975)
Notes
List of Works
Glossary of Names
Select Bibliiography
Index