Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich (Limelight)

March 30, 2019 - Comment

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

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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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