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Description - A Shostakovich Casebook by

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253218230
ISBN-10: 0253218233
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography -

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.