The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich. Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). Arranged by Solomon Volkov. Limelight. Biography/Composers & Musicians, Classical Reference. Softcover. 336 pages. Limelight Editions #087910998X. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.332613).
Item Number: HL.332613
ISBN 087910998X. 6x9 inches. As related to and edited by Solomon Volkov.
This is the powerful memoirs which an ailing Dmitri Shostakovich dictated to a young Russian musicologist, Solomon Volkov. When it was first published in 1979, it became an international bestseller. This 25th anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as black-and-white photos.
“Testimony changed the perception of Shostakovich's life and work dramatically, and influenced innumerable performances of his music.”
– New Grove Dictionary
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