A Shostakovich Casebook (Russian Music Studies) PDF

A Shostakovich Casebook (Russian Music Studies) PDF

A Shostakovich Casebook (Russian Music Studies) PDF

“The book . . . includes . . . valuable essays and interviews, which move beyond the scholarly controversy to sketch a nuanced picture of Shostakovich’s life under a totalitarian regime. . . . The ‘Casebook’ contributors compellingly warn of replacing one mask with another, one black-and-white myth with its simple inversion.” ―New York Times

“. . . an important and readable collection. . . . It presents a devastating critique of Volkov’s claims and scholarly practices in Testimony.” ―New York Review of Books

A Shostakovich Casebook brings together 25 essays, interviews, newspaper articles, and reviews―many newly available since the collapse of the Soviet Union―to create a volume of essential reading and cutting-edge scholarship in Russian music studies. The contributors include Malcolm H. Brown, Laurel Fay, Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, and Richard Taruskin.

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