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Book News Annotation:

For the general reader, Hurwitz describes the 15 symphonies and six concertos of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) in chronological order and movement-by-movement, detailing what the music sounds like, its scoring, and its expressive features, much like program notes and with little analysis. Included is a chronology of works and a very brief bibliography, but no index. The CD contains the entire Fifth Symphony. Hurwitz is a writer, percussionist, and producer, and founder and editor of the online daily classical music magazine Classicstoday.com.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

For the general reader, Hurwitz describes the 15 symphonies and six concertos of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) in chronological order and movement-by-movement, detailing what the music sounds like, its scoring, and its expressive features, much like program notes and with little analysis. Included is a chronology of works and a very brief bibliography, but no index. The CD contains the entire Fifth Symphony. Hurwitz is a writer, percussionist, and producer, and founder and editor of the online daily classical music magazine Classicstoday.com. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich's great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day. This is the first book to provide a detailed, descriptive analysis of the 21 symphonies and concertos, work by work, explaining not just why they are significant documents of their time and place, but why they are great music in general. This offers readers an understanding of why Shostakovich's music enjoys the enduring support of performers and listeners alike, and how it fits into the great tradition of Western classical music generally.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574671315
Composer:
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Publisher:
Amadeus Press
Composer:
Shostakovich, Dmitri
Author:
Hurwitz, David
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Symphony
Subject:
Concerto
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich
Subject:
Symphony - Soviet Union
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Series:
Unlocking the Masters Series
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
8.98x6.46x.57 in. .87 lbs.

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Product details 222 pages Amadeus Press - English 9781574671315 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The fall of the Soviet empire has not diminished the popularity of Dmitri Shostakovich's great symphonies and concertos one bit, despite the fact that most literature on him neglects any substantive discussion of the music itself in favor of biographical speculation on the relationship between the composer and the political climate of the day. This is the first book to provide a detailed, descriptive analysis of the 21 symphonies and concertos, work by work, explaining not just why they are significant documents of their time and place, but why they are great music in general. This offers readers an understanding of why Shostakovich's music enjoys the enduring support of performers and listeners alike, and how it fits into the great tradition of Western classical music generally.
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