Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich
, this comprehensive volume explores both the life and the work of this iconoclast, showing how critical reception of this master fluctuated during the course of his career.
Jackson's article in Shostakovich Reconsidered is actually entitled "Dimitri Shostakovich
: The Composer as Jew" and he submits that Shostakovich identified himself as a persecuted Jew probably in 1937.
The man's name is Dimitri Shostakovich
, possibly the greatest composer of the 20th century, depending on what happens next.
Camera (color, DV to 35m), Koohyar Kalari; editor, Mastaneh Mohajer, music, Dimitri Shostakovich
, prelude number 4; art director, costume designer, Amir Esbati; sound, Amin Mirshekari.
Its best-known picture may be its last one, The New Babylon (1929), a tale of the Paris Commune that suffered from heavy government interference but enjoyed a score by the young Dimitri Shostakovich
. Some writers have attempted to cast its creators as committed communists, but post-perestroika scholarship has cast doubt on that interpretation.
Finally, and most ingeniously, comes Dimitri Shostakovich
, The Missing Symphony.
Continuing in ABT's long tradition of company members trying their choreographic hand, corps de ballet member John Selya, who has been in the company since 1988, offers his latest work, set to Dimitri Shostakovich
's Jazz Suite.
Weinstein's dramatic sense was utilized in a series of musical biographies which looked at the lives and works of such composers as Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, Arnold Schoenberg and Dimitri Shostakovich
. Mettler directed the first Rhombus-produced narrative feature, Top of His Head, and achieved a critical success with an adaptation of Robert Lepage's Tectonic Plates.
In May 2015, Mahidhara made her Russian debut with the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in the Grand Hall of the Dimitri Shostakovich
17 concert, featuring pianist Joyce Yang playing Sergei Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Dimitri Shostakovich
's Seventh Symphony, the "Leningrad," and Nov.
Today, it's that of Kurt Sanderling, a conductor especially known for his interpretations of his friend Dimitri Shostakovich
's work, who died on Saturday in Berlin at 98.