Shostakovich: A Life Remembered
Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer, drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Elizabeth Wilson sheds light on the composer's creative process and his working life in music, and examines the enormous and enduring influence that Shostakovich has had on Soviet musical life.
'The one indispensable book about the composer.' New York Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DuneSherban - LibraryThing
Elizabeth Wilson's biography of Shostakovich is a brilliant and convincing portrait of the Soviet-era composer. Based on letters, diaries, and interviews with and of his contemporaries, Wilson weaves ... Read full review
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fascinating, both as a picture of Shostakovich and of life in Russia. Read full review