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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Although a compelling picture of Shostakovich's life, its depth of its descriptions is highly variable and mildly opinionated. A great outline that also provides a picture his life in the USSR, it ... Read full review


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Brian Morton was presenter of BBC Scotland's arts programmes The Usual Suspects and The Brian Morton Show. He has published fiction, music and literary criticism, was a founding member of the musical ensemble 'The Goldon Horde', and has composed jazz and musical theatre pieces. His works include Miles Davis (Haus Publishing, 2004)

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