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Review: Shostakovich and Stalin

Book Review ‘Shostakovich and Stalin‘ by Solomon Volkov Alfred A. Knopf, New York /Little, Brown, London , 2004 Reviewed by C. H. Loh ‘Looking back, I see nothing but ruins, only mountains of corpses.’ Thus open the memoirs of the twentieth century’s last great composer, Dmitry Shostakovich. Millions of people perished under the iron fist…