The Man and His Work
A comprehensive biography of the twentieth-century Russian composer, exploring his life, music, and legacy—by a noted musicologist who knew him personally.
Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich is universally renowned as one of the most important figures of twentieth-century classical music. In Shostakovich: The Man and His Work, Ivan Martynov presents a rich and compelling biography of this pioneering legend. Martynov draws on extensive research, including interviews and conversations with Shostakovich himself, as well as his own expertise in the field of musicology, to shed light on the man behind the music.