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Music for silenced voices

Wendy Lesser

Music for silenced voices

Shostakovich and his fifteen quartets

by Wendy Lesser

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWendy Lesser
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML410.S53 L47 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24495393M
ISBN 109780300169331
LC Control Number2010038140
OCLC/WorldCa663102459

Silenced Voices doesn’t refer in the same sense to all of the composers represented here: unlike the others on the program, Hungarian Géza Frid (a student of both Bartók and Kodály) managed to survive the Second World War, living in the Netherlands, having left Budapest in the s.   On Thursday, Octo , the Afro Yaqui Music Collective took the stage on Pittsburgh’s North Side for an evening of jazz-fusion fueled activism in the name of unjustly forgotten or silenced voices–in particular, that of Puerto Rican historian, writer, and civil rights activist Aruturo Alfonso Schomburg. A work of theatrical poetry, Afro Yaqui’s Erased: A Poetic Imagining on the.

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An exhibition entitled "Silenced Voices" during the Bayreuth Festival's current season explores a dark chapter in German history. Nazis used the music festival as a means of spreading anti-Semitic.   This type of silencing, used generation after generation against marginalized voices, is nothing new. For decades, it has ensured America never had to face a .


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Music for silenced voices by Wendy Lesser Download PDF EPUB FB2

Music for Silenced Voices looks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterized as a "diary, the story of his soul." The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists, and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost Cited by: 4.

Wendy Lesser, editor of the Threepenny Review in Berkeley, takes a detailed look at those 15 string quartets in her book, "Music For Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets." Lesser analyzes the string quartets and provides biographical back Dmitri Shostakovich () was the 20th century’s premier composer of Cited by: 4.

"Music for Silenced Voices is a sensitive and enlightening meditation Lesser, in other words, is giving Shostakovich back to his listeners."--Paul Mitchinson, Washington Post--Paul Mitchinson "The Washington Post" "A book of musical and biographical insight."--Jewish Book World--David Fanning "Jewish Book World" (11/1/ AM)/5(22).

Music for Silenced Voices looks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterized as a "diary, the story of his soul." The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists, and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost /5(25).

Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived. "Music for Silenced Voices" looks at Shostakovich through his 15 quartets. Music for Silenced Voices looks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterized as a "diary, the story of his soul." The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists, and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost.

Music for Silenced Voices helps to show that this can be done, and done well."-Jessica Duchen, Standpoint -- Jessica Duchen * Standpoint * "An essential companion for anyone planning to hear the quartets."-Ed Vuillamy, Guardian -- Ed Vuillamy * Guardian * "This book is a paean to Shostakovich's quartets and their significance/5(98).

The cumulative impact of Music for Silenced Voices is considerable."—John Greening, Times Literary Supplement "This is certainly a book to read with a recording on standby, to appreciate the full emotional impact of Shostakovich’s quartets, and thanks to Lesser’s sensitive handling, of his life aswell."—Lucy Weir, Scotland Russia Forum.

Music for Silenced Voices by Wendy Lesser, published in paperback this month, is a biography of Shostakovich that views him through the intimate music of his string this exclusive extract Wendy Lesser discusses the challenges a biographer faces when writing the life of this elusive composer, a man full of contradictions, crafting his art under the close surveillance of the.

Music Expand/collapse submenu for Music. A Silenced Voice, The book alternates between chapters on Kim's early life — university in London, graduate school in. One of the very few books about Shostakovich that is aimed at a general rather than an academic audience, Music for Silenced Voices is a pleasure to read; at the same time, it is rigorously faithful to the known facts in this notoriously complicated life.

It will fill readers with the desire to hear the quartets, which are among the most. Skip to main content. Browse Subjects. Art and Architecture; Biography; Business; Classics; Economics; Health and Medicine. Music for Silenced Voices By WENDY LESSER.

Reviewed by Adam Kirsch / Febru Share Her book explores the whole range of lesser-known local figures, court cases, and protests that changed Atlanta’s racial culture from the s through the s.

And that is how Wendy Lesser treats these works in “Music for Silenced ­Voices.” This book is a paean to Shostakovich’s quartets and their significance. In her listening, Lesser, an. One of the very few books about Shostakovich that is aimed at a general rather than an academic audience, Music for Silenced Voices is a pleasure to read; at the same time, it is rigorously faithful to the known facts in this notoriously complicated life.

Music for Silenced Voices | A new biography of Shostakovich that views him through the intimate music of his string quartets Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the condemnation of the.

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Lyrics begin: "Hello darkness, my old friend," Top Sellers. The Sound of Silence. About the CD. Silenced Voices includes the world premiere recording of wartime survivor Géza Frid’s early Trio à cordes, Op. 1, an inventive work infused with Hungarian folk music er-cellist Paul Hermann’s Strijktrio, a forward-looking, cosmopolitan work from the early s, shares its melodies among all three Kattenburg’s youthful Trio à cordes was.

Silenced Voices celebrates the lives and works of Soviet-era composers who continued to create true art amidst the furies of team is dedicated to uncovering their stories and sharing them through lecture-recitals, concerts, and recordings.

Silenced Voices hopes to bridge the broken artistic connections between the former USSR and the West, expanding people’s awareness of the. SIMON MORRISON Princeton, N.J. The writer is a professor of music at Princeton University.

• To the Editor: In his insightful review of “Music for Silenced Voices.Music definition is - the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity. How to use music .