Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich

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Solomon Volkov
Limelight Editions, 2004 - Music - 289 pages
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(Limelight). This is the powerful memoirs which an ailing Dmitri Shostakovich dictated to a young Russian musicologist, Solomon Volkov. When it was first published in 1979, it became an international bestseller. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as black-and-white photos. " Testimony changed the perception of Shostakovich's life and work dramatically, and influenced innumerable performances of his music." New Grove Dictionary

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Volkov was born in Russia and studies violin at the Leningrad Conservatory, receiving his diploma with honors. He has served as the artistic director of the Experimental Studio of Chamber Opera.

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