Cover Osteuropa 8/2006

In Osteuropa 8/2006

1948 Without End
Shostakovich as Stage Hero

Stefan Weiss

Deutsche Fassung


Shostakovich’s relationship to Stalin, which was full conflict, has inspired authors living in different eras and regions to write plays about this topic. The play “Il’ya Golovin” by Sergei Mikhalkov (1949) and “Master Class” by David Pownall (1981) as well as the opera “Dmitrii, or The Artist and Power” by Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich and Luca Lombardi (2000) work through personal and contemporary history in very different ways and convey at the same time information about the Shostakovich’s reception in their respective context of the creation process.

(Osteuropa 8/2006, pp. 137–156)