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Solomon Moiseevich Volkov

Solomon Moiseevich Volkov, Musicologist.


  • Volkov, Solomon Moiseevich was born in 1944 in Central Asia, near the Pamirs.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory.


    • Was at one time close to Dmitrii Shostakovich and collected stories about his life. Left the USSR, 1976, and settled in the USA. His book Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitrii Shostakovich was published in the USA in 1979, and has since been translated into several languages. A film of the book, also called Testimony, was made by Tony Palmer in 1988.
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    Born 1944
    (age 73)