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Shostakovich Studies 2

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Olga Digonskaya, Olga Dombrovskaya, David Fanning, Joan Titus, Patrick McCreless, Kristian Hibberd, Philip Ross Bullock, Simo Mikkonen, Pauline Fairclough, Levon Hakobian
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  • Date Published: December 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521111188

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  • When Shostakovich Studies was published in 1995, archival research in the ex-Soviet Union was only just beginning. Since that time, research carried out in the Shostakovich Family Archive, founded by the composer's widow Irina Antonovna Shostakovich in 1975, and the Glinka Museum of Musical Culture has significantly raised the level of international Shostakovich studies. At the same time, scholarly understanding of Soviet society and culture has developed significantly since 1991, and this has also led to a more nuanced appreciation of Shostakovich's public and professional identity. Shostakovich Studies 2 reflects these changes, focusing on documentary research, manuscript sources, film studies and musical analysis informed by literary criticism and performance. Contributions in this volume include chapters on Orango, Shostakovich's diary, behind-the-scenes events following Pravda's criticisms of Shostakovich in 1936 and a new memoir of Shostakovich by the Soviet poet Evgeniy Dolmatovsky, as well as analytical studies from a range of perspectives.

    • Provides archival studies of a lost opera and of Shostakovich's personal diary, presenting the most up-to-date research on Shostakovich manuscript studies
    • Contains analytical strategies by some of the most respected analysts of Shostakovich's music and by Russian literature specialists
    • Rich in documentary and historical information, representing current research in Soviet music history and Shostakovich archive studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "As Fairclough notes in her introduction, the essays in this collection reflect a growing sophistication among Shostakovich scholars, and a notable shift in tone from the notorious 'Shosta kovich wars' of the 1990s"
    -Judith Kuhn,University of Wisconsin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521111188
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 7 tables 56 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Archival Studies:
    1. Interrupted masterpiece: Shostakovich's unfinished opera Orango Olga Digonskaya
    2. Notes from Shostakovich's diary Olga Dombrovskaya
    3. Mitya Shostakovich's first opus (dating the Scherzo Op. 1) Olga Digonskaya
    Part II. Analysis and Interpretation:
    4. Shostakovich and structural hearing David Fanning
    5. Socialist realism, modernism and Dmitriy Shostakovich's Odna (Alone, 1929–31) Joan Titus
    6. Shostakovich's politics of D minor and its neighbours, 1931–49 Patrick McCreless
    7. Shostakovich and 'polyphonic' creativity: the Fourteenth Symphony revisited Kristian Hibberd
    8. The poet's echo, the composer's voice: monologic verse or dialogic song? Philip Ross Bullock
    Part III. Context:
    9. 'Muddle instead of music' in 1936: cataclysm of musical administration Simo Mikkonen
    10. Shostakovich and Dolmatovsky: a last memoir Pauline Fairclough
    11. Shostakovich, Proletkul't and RAPM Levon Hakobian.

  • Editor

    Pauline Fairclough, University of Bristol
    Pauline Fairclough is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Bristol, and a specialist in Russian and Soviet music. She is editor, with David Fanning, of The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich and author of A Soviet Credo: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony. Together with Olga Digonskaya, Pauline chairs the International Musicological Society's study group 'Shostakovich and his Environment'.


    Olga Digonskaya, Olga Dombrovskaya, David Fanning, Joan Titus, Patrick McCreless, Kristian Hibberd, Philip Ross Bullock, Simo Mikkonen, Pauline Fairclough, Levon Hakobian

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