Shostakovich: His Life and Music

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Haus, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 138 pages
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Dmitri Shostakovich wrote 15 symphonies, chamber music, ballets and operas, the latter including Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk 1934, which was suppressed as ‘too divorced from the proletariat’, but revived as Katerina Izmaylova 1963.

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About the author (2006)

Brian Morton taught American studies at universities in Britain and Scandinavia, before working for ten years as features and subsequently literary editor at the Times Higher Educational Supplement. Through the 1990s he presented a daily arts and culture programme on BBC Radio Scotland.

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