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The Resource Shostakovich : a life, Laurel E. Fay

Shostakovich : a life, Laurel E. Fay

Label
Shostakovich : a life
Title
Shostakovich
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Laurel E. Fay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For this authoritative biography of Shostakovich's illustrious but turbulent career under Soviet rule, Laurel E. Fay has gone back to primary documents: Shostakovich's many letters, concert programs and reviews, newspaper articles, and diaries of his contemporaries. An indefatigable worker, he composed his arresting scores despite deprivations during the Nazi invasion and constant surveillance under Stalin's regime." "Shostakovich's life is a fascinating example of the paradoxes of living as an artist under totalitarian rule. Alone among his artistic peers, he survived successive Stalinist cultural purges and won the Stalin Prize five times, yet in 1948 he was dismissed from his conservatory teaching positions, and many of his works were banned from performance. He prudently censored himself, in one case putting aside a work based on Jewish folk poems. Under later regimes he balanced a career as a model Soviet - holding government positions and acting as an international ambassador - with his unflagging artistic ambitions." "In the years since his death in 1975, many have embraced a view of Shostakovich as a lifelong dissident who encoded anti-Communist messages in his music. This biography demonstrates that the reality was much more complex. Laurel Fay's book includes a detailed list of works, a glossary of names, and an extensive bibliography, making it an indispensable resource for future studies of Shostakovich."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fay, Laurel E
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S53
LC item number
F39 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Composers
  • Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich
Label
Shostakovich : a life, Laurel E. Fay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Victory" (1945-1948)
  • Public and Private (1948-1953)
  • The Thaw (1953-1958)
  • Consolidation (1958-1961)
  • Renewal (1961-1966)
  • Jubilees (1966-1969)
  • Immortality (1970-1975)
  • Childhood (1906-1919)
  • Conservatory (1919-1926)
  • Spreading Wings (1926-1928)
  • Pioneer (1929-1932)
  • Tragedy-Satire (1932-1936)
  • Crisis (1936-1937)
  • Reprieve (1938-1941)
  • The War Years (1941-1944)
Control code
40954268
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 458 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195134384
Lccn
99025255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Shostakovich : a life, Laurel E. Fay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Victory" (1945-1948)
  • Public and Private (1948-1953)
  • The Thaw (1953-1958)
  • Consolidation (1958-1961)
  • Renewal (1961-1966)
  • Jubilees (1966-1969)
  • Immortality (1970-1975)
  • Childhood (1906-1919)
  • Conservatory (1919-1926)
  • Spreading Wings (1926-1928)
  • Pioneer (1929-1932)
  • Tragedy-Satire (1932-1936)
  • Crisis (1936-1937)
  • Reprieve (1938-1941)
  • The War Years (1941-1944)
Control code
40954268
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 458 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195134384
Lccn
99025255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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