A Shostakovich Casebook

Edited by Malcolm Hamrick Brown

Published by: Indiana University Press

424 pages, 6.25 x 9.50 in, 20 b&w illus.

  • Paperback
  • 9780253218230
  • Published: August 2005


  • eBook
  • 9780253056252
  • Published: June 2020


"The book . . . includes . . . valuable essays and interviews, which move beyond the scholarly controversy to sketch a nuanced picture of Shostakovich's life under a totalitarian regime. . . . The 'Casebook' contributors compellingly warn of replacing one mask with another, one black-and-white myth with its simple inversion." —New York Times

". . . an important and readable collection. . . . It presents a devastating critique of Volkov's claims and scholarly practices in Testimony." —New York Review of Books

A Shostakovich Casebook brings together 25 essays, interviews, newspaper articles, and reviews—many newly available since the collapse of the Soviet Union—to create a volume of essential reading and cutting-edge scholarship in Russian music studies. The contributors include Malcolm H. Brown, Laurel Fay, Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, and Richard Taruskin.