By Malcolm Hamrick Brown
"A significant event.... This Casebook isn't just approximately Volkov’s Testimony, it's approximately song outdated and new within the twentieth century, in regards to the cultural legacy of 1 of that century’s so much extravagant social experiments, and what we need to research from them, not just what they should examine from us." —Caryl Emerson, Princeton University
In 1979, the alleged memoirs of mythical composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975) have been released as Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitry Shostakovich As with regards to and Edited by way of Solomon Volkov. considering that its visual appeal, in spite of the fact that, Testimony has been the focal point of controversy in Shostakovich experiences as doubts have been raised bearing on its authenticity and the position of its editor, Volkov, in growing the book.
A Shostakovich Casebook offers 25 essays, interviews, newspaper articles, and reviews—many newly on hand because the cave in of the Soviet Union—that assessment the "case" of Shostakovich. as well as authoritatively reassessing Testimony’s genesis and reception, the authors during this e-book handle problems with political impact on musical creativity and the position of the artist inside a totalitarian society. the world over identified members contain Richard Taruskin, Laurel E. Fay, and Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, the composer’s widow. This quantity combines a balanced reconsideration of the Testimony controversy with an exam of what the talk indicates for all song historians, performers, and considerate listeners.
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Stravinsky: Articles and materials] (Moscow: Sovetskii kompozitor, 1973), pp. 7-8. "lz vospominanii" [From reminiscences] , Sovetskaia muzyka, no. 3 (1974): 54· "Tragediia-satira" [A tragedy-satire] , Sovetskoe iskusstvo, 16 October 1932; reprinted in L. , Dmitri Shos takovich (Moscow: Sovetskii kompozitor, 1967), p. 13. "Kak rozhdaetsia muzyka" [How is a musical concept born] , Literaturnaia gazeta, 21 December 1965; reprinted in Dani levich, Dmitri Shostakovich, p. 36. "Samyi blizkii" [One of my favorites] , Literaturnaia gazeta, 28 January 1960; reprinted in Danilevich, Dmitri Shostakovich, pp.
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A Shostakovich Casebook by Malcolm Hamrick Brown