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Dmitri Shostakovich

Composer (25-Sep-1906 — 9-Aug-1975)


Rosamund Bartlett (editor). Shostakovich in Context. Oxford University Press. 2000. 224pp. Essays.

Malcolm Hamrick Brown (editor). A Shostakovich Casebook. Indiana University Press. 2005. 424pp.

Pauline Fairclough. A Soviet Credo: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony. Ashgate Publishing. 2006. 261pp.

David Fanning. Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8. Ashgate Publishing. 2004. 185pp.

David Fanning (editor). Shostakovich Studies. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 292pp.

Laurel E. Fay. Shostakovich: A Life. Oxford University Press. 2000. 458pp.

Laurel E. Fay (editor). Shostakovich and His World. Princeton University Press. 2004. 405pp.

Allan B. Ho; Dmitry Feofanov (editors). Shostakovich Reconsidered. Toccata Press. 1998. 787pp. Essays.

Derek C. Hulme. Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography, and Discography. Scarecrow Press. 2002. 701pp. 3rd Edition.

David Hurwitz. Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: An Owner's Manual. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2006. 222pp.

Stephen Jackson. Dmitri Shostakovich: An Essential Guide to His Life and Works. Pavilion. 1997. 107pp.

Ian MacDonald. The New Shostakovich. London: Fourth Estate. 1990. 339pp.

Ivan Martynov. Dmitri Shostakovich: The Man and His Work. New York: Philosophical Library. 1947. 197pp.

Sofia Moshevich. Dmitri Shostakovich, Pianist. McGill-Queen's University Press. 2004. 222pp.

Christopher Norris (editor). Shostakovich: The Man and His Music. London: Lawrence & Wishart. 1982. 233pp.

Hugh Ottaway. Shostakovich Symphonies. University of Washington Press. 1978. 68pp.

Anthony Phillips (editor). Story of a Friendship: The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1975. Cornell University Press. 2001. 340pp.

John Riley. Dmitri Shostakovich: A Life in Film. I. B. Tauris. 2005. 150pp.

Eric Roseberry. Shostakovich: His Life and Times. Hippocrene Books. 1982. 191pp.

Esti Sheinberg. Irony, Satire, Parody and the Grotesque in the Music of Shostakovich: A Theory of Musical Incongruities. Ashgate Publishing. 2001. 378pp.

Dmitri Shostakovich. Translated by Antonina W. Bouis. Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich. Harper & Row. 1979. 289pp.

Dmitri Sollertinsky; Ludmilla Sollertinsky. Translated by Graham Hobbs; Charles Midgley. Pages from the Life of Dmitri Shostakovich. London: Robert Hale. 1981. 246pp.

Solomon Volkov. Translated by Antonina W. Bouis. Shostakovich and Stalin: The Extraordinary Relationship Between the Great Composer and the Brutal Dictator. Alfred A. Knopf. 2004. 313pp.

Elizabeth Wilson. Shostakovich: A Life Remembered. Faber and Faber. 1994. 550pp.


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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.703)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.609)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.646)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1345)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.360)

  12. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1289)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.496)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.944)

  15. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.807-09)

  16. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.227-29)

  17. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.935-37)

  18. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.1139)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.453)

  20. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.817)

  21. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.164)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.91)

  23. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.421)

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