The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich
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Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich by Pauline Fairclough
Book DescriptionAs the Soviet Union's foremost composer, Shostakovich's status in the West has always been problematic. Regarded by some as a collaborator, and by others as a symbol of moral resistance, both he and his music met with approval and condemnation in equal measure. The demise of the Communist state has, if anything, been accompanied by a bolstering of his reputation, but critical engagement with his multi-faceted achievements has been patchy. This Companion offers a starting point and a guide for readers who seek a fuller understanding of Shostakovich's place in the history of music. Bringing together an international team of scholars, the book brings research to bear on the full range of Shostakovich's musical output, addressing scholars, students and all those interested in this complex, iconic figure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521842204
(247mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Pauline Fairclough
A collection of essays investigating the life and work of the complex, important and iconic composer Shostakovich.
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Author Biography - Pauline Fairclough
Pauline Fairclough is Lecturer in Music at the University of Bristol. David Fanning is Professor of Music at the University of Manchester.
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