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Dmitry Shostakovich, Pauline Fairclough

Label
Dmitry Shostakovich
Title
Dmitry Shostakovich
Statement of responsibility
Pauline Fairclough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century - a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came close to the whirlwind of political repression and he remained under political surveillance all his life, despite the many privileges and awards heaped upon him in old age. Yet Shostakovich had a remarkable ability to work with, rather than against, prevailing ideological demands, and it was this quality that ensured both his survival and his posterity. Pauline Fairclough's absorbing new biography offers a vivid portrait that goes well beyond the habitual clichés of repression and suffering. Featuring quotations from previously unpublished letters as well as rarely-seen photographs, Fairclough provides a fresh insight into the music and life of a composer whose legacy, above all, was to have written some of the greatest and most cherished music of the last century." --
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fairclough, Pauline
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.S53
LC item number
F35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
  • Composers
Label
Dmitry Shostakovich, Pauline Fairclough
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131122195
  • 31223131122203
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Writing about Shostakovich -- 'She did not wait for me' -- On the edge of the whirlwind -- Civic responsibility and self-assertion -- Finding a way forward -- The inner gaze -- Final years
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781789141276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085205493
Label
Dmitry Shostakovich, Pauline Fairclough
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223131122195
  • 31223131122203
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Writing about Shostakovich -- 'She did not wait for me' -- On the edge of the whirlwind -- Civic responsibility and self-assertion -- Finding a way forward -- The inner gaze -- Final years
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781789141276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1085205493

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