(Limelight). this is often the robust memoirs which an in poor health Dmitri Shostakovich dictated to a tender Russian musicologist, Solomon Volkov. whilst it used to be first released in 1979, it grew to become a global bestseller. This twenty fifth anniversary variation incorporates a new foreword via Vladimir Ashkenazy, in addition to black-and-white photographs. " Testimony replaced the conception of Shostakovich's existence and paintings dramatically, and motivated innumerable performances of his music." New Grove Dictionary
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