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Name:  Dmitry N. Feofanov  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in the former USSR

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Illinois Connection

Feofanov graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago-Kent College of Law. He currently resides in Lyndon, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dmitry Feofanov emigrated to the United States in 1978, while the Soviet Union was still intact. After a piano career (which included stints on the faculty of the University of Kentucky and the top prize at the University of Maryland International Piano Competition) he became a lawyer, which he does from his home in Lyndon, Illinois. Feofanov has edited several works including: ''The Legacy of Russian Music: Unknown Piano Treasures'', ''Rare Masterpieces of Russian Piano Music: Eleven Pieces by Glinka, Balakirev, Glazunov and Others'', ''Russian Piano Music, Thirty-two Piano Solos from the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries'', ''Sergei Prokofiev, Shorter Piano Works'', and ''Sergei Prokofiev, Classical Symphony" "Romeo and Juliet" and Other Works in Original Transcriptions for Solo Piano''. With Allan B. Ho, he co-edited ''Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers'' and ''Shostakovich Reconsidered.'' He is a contributor to periodicals, including Tennessee Review and Hofstra Law Review. He has also written an ebook, ''The Shostakovich Wars''.

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Shostakovich Reconsidered
ISBN: 0907689574

Toccata Press. 1998

Dmitry Shostakovich's memoirs, Testimony, `related to and edited by Solomon Volkov', have been the subject of fierce debate since their publication in 1979. Was Testimony a forgery, made up by an impudent impostor, or was it the deathbed confession of a bent, but unbroken, man? Even now, years after the fall of the communist regime, a coterie of well-placed Western musicologists have regularly raised objections to Testimony, hoping with each attack to undermine the picture of Shostakovich presented in his memoirs that of a man of enormous moral stature, bitterly disillusioned with the Soviet system. Here, Allan Ho and Dmitry Feofanov systematically address all of the accusations levelled at Testimony and Solomon Volkov, Shostakovich's amanuensis, amassing an enormous amount of material about Shostakovich and his position in Soviet society and burying forever the picture of Shostakovich as a willing participant in the communist charade. ALLAN B. HO is a musicologist, DMITRY FEOFANOV a lawyer and pianist.



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