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A Shostakovich Casebook (Russian Music Studies)

A Shostakovich Casebook (Russian Music Studies)


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The book... includes... valuable essays and interviews, which move beyond the scholarly controversy to sketch a nuanced picture of Shostakovich's life under a totalitarian regime.... The `Casebook' contributors compellingly warn of replacing one mask with another, one black-and-white myth with its simple inversion." -New York Times ... an important and readable collection.... It presents a devastating critique of Volkov's claims and scholarly practices in Testimony." -New York Review of BooksA Shostakovich Casebook brings together 25 essays, interviews, newspaper articles, and reviews-many newly available since the collapse of the Soviet Union-to create a volume of essential reading and cutting-edge scholarship in Russian music studies. The contributors include Malcolm H. Brown, Laurel Fay, Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, and Richard Taruskin.

About Author

Malcolm Hamrick Brown, a world-renowned authority on Russian and Soviet music, is the founding editor of the Russian Music Studies series at Indiana University Press.


IntroductionPart One1. Shostakovich versus Volkov2. Volkov's Testimony ReconsideredPart Two3. A Side-by-Side Comparison of Texts from Testimony with Their Original Sources4. A Pitiful Fake5. The Bedbug6. The Official Dossier7. Notes from the Soviet Archives on Volkov's Testimony8. An Episode in the Life of a Book9. An Answer to Those Who Still Abuse Shostakovich10. On Solomon Volkov and Testimony11. The Regime and Vulgarity12. Shostakovich's World is Our World13. Shostakovich RememberedPart Three14. A Link in the Chain15. Aperspective on Soviet Musical Culture during the Lifetime of Shostakovich16. The Latest "New Shostakovich"17. Dialogues about ShostakovichPart Four18. Ian MacDonald's The New Shostakovich19. Elizabeth Wilson's Shostakovich20. A Response to Papers by Allan Ho and Dmitri Feofanov21. Whose Shostakovich?22. The Shostakovich Variations23. Shostakovich24. Laurel Fay's Shostakovich25. When Serious Music MatteredSelected BibliographyContributorsIndex

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780253218230
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9780253218230
  • weight: 649
  • ISBN10: 0253218233

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