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The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich

The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich

by Pauline Fairclough, David Fanning
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ISBN-13: 9780521603157
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Pauline Fairclough is Lecturer in Music at the University of Bristol.

David Fanning is Professor of Music at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction; Part I. Instrumental Works: 1. Personal integrity and public service: the voice of the symphonist Eric Roseberry; 2. The string quartets: in dialogue with form and tradition Judy Kuhn; 3. Paths to the first symphony David Fanning; 4. Shostakovich's second piano sonata: a composition recital in three styles David Haas; 5. 'I took a simple little theme and developed it': Shostakovich's string concertos and sonatas Malcolm MacDonald; Part II. Music for Stage and Screen: 6. Shostakovich and the theatre Gerard McBurney; 7. Shostakovich as opera composer Rosamund Bartlett; 8. Shostakovich's ballets Marina Ilichova; 9. Screen dramas: Shostakovich's cinema career John Riley; Part III. Vocal and Choral Works: 10. Between reality and transcendence: Shostakovich's songs Francis Maes; 11. Slava! Shostakovich's 'official compositions' Pauline Fairclough; Part IV. Performance, Theory, Reception: 12. A political football - Shostakovich reception in Germany Erik Levi; 13. The rough guide to Shostakovich's harmonic language David Haas; 14. Shostakovich on record David Fanning; 15. Jewish existential irony as musical ethos in the music of Shostakovich Esti Sheinberg.

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