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Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: An Owner's Manual [With Audio CD] By David Hurwitz Dmitri Shostakovich,

  • Title: Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: An Owner's Manual [With Audio CD]
  • Author: David Hurwitz Dmitri Shostakovich
  • ISBN: 9781574671315
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unlocking the MastersThe fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich s great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day This isUnlocking the MastersThe fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich s great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day This is the first book to provide a detailed, descriptive analysis of the 21 symphonies and concertos, work by work, explaining not just why they are significant documents of their time and place, but why they are great music in general This offers readers an understanding of why Shostakovich s music enjoys the enduring support of performers and listeners alike, and how it fits into the great tradition of Western classical music generally.
    Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos An Owner s Manual With Audio CD Unlocking the MastersThe fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich s great symphonies and concertos one bit despite the fact that most literature on him negle

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    1. While the depth and quality falls off after the discussion of the 5th, it is still as good a layman s guide to Shostakovich s works as any A good mix of technical and non technical jargon.

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