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Contemplating Shostakovich free pdf Contemplating Shostakovich marks an important new stage in the understanding of Shostakovich and his working environment. Each chapter covers aspects of the composer's output in the context of his life and cultural milieu. The contributions uncover 'outside' stimuli behind Shostakovich's works, allowing the reader to perceive the motivations behind his artistic choices- at the same time, the nature of those choices offers insights into the workings of the larger world - cultural, social, political - that he inhabited. Thus his often ostensibly quirky choices are revealed as responses - by turns sentimental, moving, sardonic and angry - to the particular conditions, with all their absurdities and contradictions, that he had to negotiate. Here we see the composer emerging from the role of tortured loner of older narratives into that of the gregarious and engaged member of his society that, for better and worse, characterized the everyday reality of his life. This invaluable collection offers remarkable new insight, in both depth and range, into the nature of Shostakovich's working circumstances and of his response to them. The collection contains the seeds for a wide range of new directions in the study of Shostakovich's works and the larger contexts of their creation and reception.

About Mr Alexander Ivashkin

Alexander Ivashkin was a professional cellist with an international career. He was Professor of Music, Director of Classical Performance and Director of the Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He recorded over forty award-winning CDs on Chandos, Naxos and BMG, and published books on Penderecki, Ives, Schnittke and Rostropovich. Andrew Kirkman is Peyton and Barber Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham. As a musicologist, he specializes in music of the fifteenth century, and his book The Cultural Life of the Early Polyphonic Mass: Medieval Context to Modern Revival was recently published. He is an active performer of music from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, and his Renaissance vocal ensemble, 'The Binchois Consort', has to date recorded nine highly-acclaimed discs on the Hyperion label. Elizabeth Wilson, Alexander Ivashkin, Gilbert C.Rappaport, Ivan Sokolov, Erik Heine, John Riley, Olga Dombrovskaia, Inna Barsova, Vladimir Orlov, Terry Klefstad, Olga Digonskaia.

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Author : Mr Alexander Ivashkin
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 13 December 2012
ISBN : 1409439372
EAN : 9781409439370
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 305 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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