The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich

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The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich

By Pauline Fairclough

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As the Soviet Union's foremost composer, Shostakovich's status in the West has always been problematic. Regarded by some as a collaborator, and by others as a symbol of moral resistance, both he and his music met with approval and condemnation in equal measure. The demise of the Communist state has, if anything, been accompanied by a bolstering of his reputation, but critical engagement with his multi-faceted achievements has been patchy. This Companion offers a starting point and a guide for readers who seek a fuller understanding of Shostakovich's place in the history of music. Bringing together an international team of scholars, the book brings research to bear on the full range of Shostakovich's musical output, addressing scholars, students and all those interested in this complex, iconic figure.

Subject: Humanities -> Music -> General

The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 10/30/08
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 113980118X
ISBN 13: 9781139801188
Print ISBN: 9780521842204

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