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Solomon Moiseevich Volkov

musicologist

Solomon Moiseevich Volkov, Musicologist.

Background

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

Education

Graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory.

Career

Was atone 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.