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Shostakovich reconsidered

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Dmitry Shostakovich's memoirs, Testimony, related to and edited by Solomon Volkov', have been the subject of fierce debate since their publication in 1979. Was Testimony a forgery, made up by an impudent impostor, or was it the deathbed confession of a bent, but unbroken, man? Even now, years after the fall of the communist regime, a coterie of well-placed Western musicologists have regularly raised objections to Testimony, hoping with each attack to undermine the picture of Shostakovich presented in his memoirs that of a man of enormous moral stature, bitterly disillusioned with the Soviet system. Here, Allan Ho and Dmitry Feofanov systematically address all of the accusations levelled at Testimony and Solomon Volkov, Shostakovich's amanuensis, amassing an enormous amount of material about Shostakovich and his position in Soviet society and buryinging an enormous amount of material about Shostakovich and his position in Soviet society and burying forever the picture of Shostakovich as a willing participant in the communist charade.Hardback in Dustwrapper This is a really nice copy with only light marks to the page edges, light wear to the top and tail of the spine. There is some light wear to the edges of the dustwrapper.

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Author(s):
Allan B. Ho; Dmitry Feofanov
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0907689566
ISBN-13:
9780907689560
Number of pages:
787
Publisher:
Toccata
Title:
Shostakovich reconsidered

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Dmitry Shostakovich's memoirs, Testimony, related to and edited by Solomon Volkov', have been the subject of fierce debate since their publication in 1979. Was Testimony a forgery, made up by an impudent impostor, or was it the deathbed confession of a bent, but unbroken, man? Even now, years after the fall of the communist regime, a coterie of well-placed Western musicologists have regularly raised objections to Testimony, hoping with each attack to undermine the picture of Shostakovich presented in his memoirs that of a man of enormous moral stature, bitterly disillusioned with the Soviet system. Here, Allan Ho and Dmitry Feofanov systematically address all of the accusations levelled at Testimony and Solomon Volkov, Shostakovich's amanuensis, amassing an enormous amount of material about Shostakovich and his position in Soviet society and buryinging an enormous amount of material about Shostakovich and his position in Soviet society and burying forever the picture of Shostakovich as a willing participant in the communist charade.Hardback in Dustwrapper This is a really nice copy with only light marks to the page edges, light wear to the top and tail of the spine. There is some light wear to the edges of the dustwrapper.

Author(s):
Allan B. Ho; Dmitry Feofanov
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0907689566
ISBN-13:
9780907689560
Number of pages:
787
Publisher:
Toccata
Title:
Shostakovich reconsidered

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