Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8

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This is a discussion with the Shostakovich scholar Professor David Fanning (Manchester University), linked to a performance of the Eighth Quartet during the forthcoming City of London Festival. What can be learned about Shostakovich's creative personality from this controversial work, with its subtexts, quotations and ciphers?

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This event was on Tue, 14 Jun 2005

professor adrian thomas

Professor Adrian Thomas

Professor of Music

Adrian Thomas was born in Cornwall and went to school in Manchester, Barry, Newbury and Bath.  He studied at Nottingham University, University College, Cardiff,  and...

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Professor David Fanning

Professor David Fanning

David Fanning is a professor of music at the University of Manchester and an expert on the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Carl Nielsen and Soviet...

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