Ivan idea

BBC Music Magazine - - LETTERS - Laura Del Col Brown, Har­row

I en­joyed Daniel Jaffé’s thought­ful piece on Soviet mu­sic (Novem­ber) . It was good to see Ivan Sollertin­sky re­mem­bered for his own achieve­ments as well as his friend­ship with Shostakovich (im­por­tant though the lat­ter was to both men). When try­ing to buy a col­lec­tion of Sollertin­sky’s writ­ings a few years ago, I found noth­ing avail­able in English and had to re­vive my rusty Ger­man to read a 30-year-old pa­per­back from the DDR. Is a re­dis­cov­ery over­due?

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