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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.

Contents

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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