Saturday, November 3, 2012
George Washington University, B120 Phillips Hall
(Enter through Rome Hall at 22nd and I Streets)
An exclusive encounter with the celebrated Russian emigrée writer and music historian, Solomon Volkov.
Volkov’s famous 1979 book Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich, central to our Shostakovich festival, is a seminal study of Stalin’s cultural dictatorship and its harrowing impact on Russia’s most famous composer.
Volkov’s Shostakovich memoir was smuggled out of the Soviet Union. Alone among his many books, it has to this day never been published in Russia.
Our host is George Washington University and Executive Associate Dean Roy Guenther. PCE Artistic Director Joe Horowitz moderates.