Ships from/sold by Buy.com
advertisement

Shostakovich And His World (Paperback)

Author:  Laurel E. Fay Editor:  Laurel E. Fay
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Shostakovich Fay, Laurel E. 1 of 1
$43.90  + Free Shipping
EARN 44 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
45 day return policy
Share
 
Description
 

Learn more about Shostakovich:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0691120692
ISBN-13: 9780691120690
Sku: 36402237
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  405
Age Range:  NA
See more in History & Criticism
 
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) 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 of the expectations--historical, cultural, and political--that forged them.

The collection contains documents that appear for the first time in English. Letters that young "Miti" wrote to his mother offer a glimpse into his dreams and ambitions at the outset of his career. Shostakovich's answers to a 1927 questionnaire reveal much about his formative tastes in the arts and the way he experienced the creative process. His previously unknown letters to Stalin shed new light on Shostakovich's position within the Soviet artistic elite.

The essays delve into neglected aspects of Shostakovich's formidable legacy. Simon Morrison provides an in-depth examination of the choreography, costumes, decor, and music of his ballet "The Bolt and Gerard McBurney of the musical references, parodies, and quotations in his operetta "Moscow, Cheryomushki. David Fanning looks at Shostakovich's activities as a pedagogue and the mark they left on his students' and his own music. Peter J. Schmelz explores the composer's late-period adoption of twelve-tone writing in the context of the distinctively "Soviet" practice of serialism. Other contributors include Caryl Emerson, Christopher H. Gibbs, Levon Hakobian, Leonid Maximenkov, and Rosa Sadykhova. In a provocative concluding essay, Leon Botstein reflects on the different wayslisteners approach the music of Shostakovich.

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0405
Product attributePublisher:   Princeton University Press
Advertisement Bottom