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Story of a Friendship: The Letters of Dmitry Shostakovich to Isaak Glikman, 1941-1970

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After considerable hesitation and soul-searching I have decided to publish the letters Dmitry Dmitriyevich Shostakovich wrote to me. This choice by the composer's close friend Isaak Glikman brought the tormented feelings of the musical genius into public view. Now those feelings resound in the first substantial collection of Shostakovich's letters to appear in English.From ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published October 11th 2001 by Cornell University Press (first published October 2001)
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Jul 13, 2009 Shawn rated it liked it
This is another set of nice insights into the everyday voice of Shostakovich. Glikman is not a good writer -- a bit too pathetic, working a bit too hard to be persuasive. And the lack of copies of his own letters makes things a bit one sided.
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