B0119. (SHOSTAKOVICH) David Hurwitz. Shostakovich Symphonies and Concertos: An Owner’s Manual. Pompton Plains, NJ, Amadeus, 2006. 222pp. Chronology of Works; Bibliography. (Pictorial thick paper covers) Accompanied by Bis CD of Ahronovich Cond. Stockholm Phil.: Symphony #5. - 9781574671315
"This is a thoroughly comprehensible, enlightening, engaging guide for the general listener who wants to understand what Shostakovich’s music is all about….For the enhanced understanding of Shostakovich’s often convoluted, knotty, but achingly humane music you’ll gain from this book; it’s well worth the price."
- Lawrence Hansen, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2007