- New York Times on Shostakovich
I’m a great fan of classical music in general, and one of my particular favourite composers is Shostakovich. The article in the NY Times describes him as a moral beacon, which is a good way of putting it.
I have a page of brief composer biographies where more of my thoughts on this wonderful stuff reside. Being the product of several years inconstant work, the tone and substance of the material is wildly inconsistent. But hey, at least it’s still there. (I wonder for example, if the link above to the NY Times will still work in 3 years’ time. And what about pitas.com itself? Or is that a heretical thought?)