Shostakovich: A Life Remembered

Shostakovich: A Life Remembered

by Elizabeth Wilson, Princeton Univ Pr

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Shostakovich: A Life Remembered by Elizabeth Wilson, Princeton Univ Pr

Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer Dimitri Shostakovich drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Using much material never previously published in English, as well as personal accounts from interviews and specially commissioned articles, Elizabeth Wilson has built a fascinating chronicle of Shostakovich's life.Shostakovich: A Life Remembered is a unique study of the great composer Dimitri Shostakovich drawn from the reminiscences and reflections of his contemporaries. Using much material never previously published in English, as well as personal accounts from interviews and specially commissioned articles, Elizabeth Wilson has built a fascinating chronicle of Shostakovich's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691044651
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 08/21/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 574
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Wilson, a cellist and Russianist, studied at the Moscow State Conservatoire with Mstislav Rostropovich between 1964 and 1971. She is a teacher, writer, and performer.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xix

Acronyms xxiii

1 Childhood and Youth 1

2 The Young Composer Established 41

3 Criticism and the Response to Criticism 108

4 The War Years - A Respite 148

5 The Final Years of Stalinism 199

6 The Thaw 259

7 Regeneration 349

8 The Last Years 411

Appendix: The First Cello Concerto 477

Biographical Notes 480

Annotated List of Sources 507

Index 519

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