Notes to "Universal Because Specific"

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[1] A version of this piece appeared in Southern Humanities Review, XXVI No. 2 (Spring 1992).

[2] The Guardian, 20th May 1990.

[3] Gramophone, October 1990.

[4] Peter Quince at the Clavier.

[5] See Kondrashin, "The Interior Shostakovich" (statement read at a symposium held at Bucknell University, New York, 9th September 1980).

[6] Classic CD, February 1991.

[7] Daugava, 1990, No. 3.

[8] DSCH XVIII (May 1991).

[9] Zhitomirsky, op. cit.

[10] CD Review, June 1991.

[11] Gramophone, May 1991.

[12] Kondrashin, op. cit.

[13] Notably, Lebedinsky's observations concerning the Eighth Quartet and Seventh, Eleventh, and Twelfth Symphonies ("Some Musical Quotations of Shostakovich", DSCH XVII, December 1990); and Maxim Shostakovich's description of the Fourth Symphony as "a portrayal of the policies and apocalypses of the Soviet regime" (Interview by Louis Blois in DSCH XIV, November 1989).

[14] Classic CD, February 1991.

[15] CD Review, June 1991.

[16] The Independent, 6th April 1991.

[17] Interview by Henrietta Cowling for the BBC, August 1991.

[18] Classical Music, 18th May 1991.

[19] CD Review, June 1991.

[20] The Independent, 6th April 1991. An American orchestra with whom Rozhdestvensky was rehearsing the work were bemused by this. One orchestra member dimly enquired: "Why tap out messages when they can speak to one another on the telephone?" "I realised," recalls the conductor, wearily, "that there was no point in discussing the matter further."

[21] D./L.Sollertinsky, Pages from the Life of Dmitri Shostakovich, p. 184.

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