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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • 20th century music,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Genres & Styles - Classical,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Music,
  • Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Music / History & Criticism,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • 1906-1975,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriæi Dmitrievich,

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7758945M
ISBN 100691120692
ISBN 109780691120690

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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 . Get this from a library! Shostakovich and his world. [Laurel E Fay;] -- The essays in this collection delve into neglected aspects of Shostakovich's formidable legacy covering topics such as the choreography, costumes, décor and music of his ballet, the musical. Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian: Дмитрий Дмитриевич Шостакович (help info), tr. Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich, pronounced [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj ˈdmʲitrʲɪjɪvʲɪtɕ ʂəstɐˈkovʲɪtɕ]; (25 September [O.S. 12 September] – 9 August ) was a Russian composer and is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century, with a. While the dramatic denouement is the story of the performance of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, the book brings vivid context to the siege and its effect on all the inhabitants of Leningrad. At the book's conclusion I would have liked more detail of Shostakovich following the siege, his return to Leningrad and his career in the aftermath/5(71).

Dmitry Shostakovich, in full Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, (born September 12 [Septem New Style], , St. Petersburg, Russia—died August 9, , Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.), Russian composer, renowned particularly for his 15 symphonies, numerous chamber works, and concerti, many of them written under the pressures of government-imposed standards of .   Certainly his rendering of Shostakovich’s inner torment isn’t going to give anyone nightmares. And yet there’s an impressive conviction about the book. Barnes clearly has something at stake. 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 Price: $   Shostakovich and His World by Laurel E. Fay, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(17).

  Debates over the actual meaning of his pieces have taken on the quality of titanic political arguments; they have even been dubbed the Shostakovich Wars. In , a book purporting to be Author: Nikil Saval. Shostakovich and his pupils / David Fanning Shostakovich's "twelve-tone" compositions and the politics and practice of Soviet serialism / Peter J. Schmelz Listening to Shostakovich / Leon Botstein. Subject headings Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, ISBN (cloth) (pbk.   Shostakovich was bitterly attacked in the press, and his opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and his Fourth Symphony were withdrawn. With his Symphony No. 5, Shostakovich began forging his unique style and voice: somber, elegaic, with melodic accessibility and classical form. After the death of Stalin, he was able to pursue his career unhampered. 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 .