David Fanning (ed.). Shostakovich Studies.

Cambridge University Press.
[280pp. Publisher's recommended price: £37.50.]

This review, featuring a rebuttal of Richard Taruskin's polemical contentions about the Fifth Symphony made in the above book, has been combined with another article, "Fay versus Shostakovich: whose stupidity?", along with extensive additional material, into a single essay "Naive Anti-Revisionism: the academic misrepresentation of Dmitri Shostakovich". This appears in Allan B. Ho and Dmitry Feofanov's anthology Shostakovich Reconsidered (Toccata Press, 1998).

Those interested in reading the original review will find it in DSCH Journal No. 5 (Summer 1996). The original version of "Fay versus Shostakovich" can be found in East European Jewish Affairs Vol. 26 No. 2 (Winter 1996), available from the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, 79 Wimpole Street, London W1M 7DD.

Back to Contents. Back to Shostakovichiana.< /center>