Music for silenced voices shostakovich and his fifteen quartets wendy lesser on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers most previous books about dmitri shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas or his relationship to the regime under which he lived. Music for silenced voices shostakovich and his fifteen quartets by wendy lesser thanks for sharing you submitted the following rating and review well publish them on our site once weve reviewed them. Having written 15 string quartets he has to be considered the centurys premier composer in that form as well wendy lesser editor of the threepenny review in berkeley takes a detailed look at those 15 string quartets in her 2011 book music for silenced voices shostakovich and his fifteen quartets. And that is how wendy lesser treats these works in music for silenced voices this book is a paean to shostakovichs quartets and their significance music for silenced voices . Music for silenced voices looks at shostakovich through the back door as it were of his fifteen quartets the works which his widow characterized as a diary the story of his soul the silences and the voices were of many kinds including the political silencing of adventurous writers artists and musicians during the stalin era the lost
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