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Shostakovich: His Life and Music (Life & Times) (Life & Times) [Hardcover]

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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) was the most controversial Russian composer of Soviet times. His music, tonal and expressive, and sometimes highly dramatic, has not always been in line with official Soviet taste. He wrote 15 symphonies, chamber music, ballets and operas, the latter including Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1934), which was suppressed as too divorced from the proletariat, but revived as Katerina Izmaylova (1963).

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Pages   138
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN  1904950507  
ISBN13  9781904950509  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brian Morton is the author of The Dylanist and Starting Out in the Evening. He has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Koret Jewish Book Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim Foundation Award, and has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. He lives in New York City.

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A work of impressive scholarship  May 12, 2007
Demitri Shostakovich was the single most popular Soviet composer of his generation and internationally recognized for his enduring contribution to music. With a reputation in music that has only increased since his death in 1975, Shostakovich is considered by many to be the last great classical symphonist of the twentieth century. Now music historian and biographer Brian Morton has written a definitive account of the remarkable life of a gifted man who was both an acclaimed concert pianist and an influential composer in "Shostakovich: His Life And Music". From his 1934 opera 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk' which was ultimately denounced by Joseph Stalin and led to the composer's struggle under the 'Great Terror' inflicted by the Soviet government on its own people, to his being embraced for Seventh Symphony composition that was embraced by the government embattled against the Nazi's, to his later years of prolific composing despite enduring health problems, "Shostakovich" provides a complete and accurate description of life as a musician under the conditions imposed by the communist state. A work of impressive scholarship, "Shostakovich" is a welcome addition to community and academic library Music History reference collections, as well as very highly recommended reading for students of Soviet History.

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