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Description - Shostakovich Studies by David Fanning

Few composers' posthumous reputations have grown as steadily as Shostakovich's. Yet outside the concert hall the focus of attention seems to have been on the extraordinary circumstances of his life rather than on the music itself. This book seeks to show that the power of his work stems as much from its craftsmanship as from its political and personal context. The eleven essays lay a foundation for a proper understanding of Shostakovich's musical language as well as providing new insights into the issues surrounding his composition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521452397
ISBN-10: 0521452392
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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