Dmitri Braginsky ‘Shostakovich and Football. Escape to Freedom’
This book looks at the personality of Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the 20th century, from an unusual angle—Shostakovich was an avid football fan from an early age until the last days of his life. The author aimed to depict a panorama of the football and sports events and facts in the composer's biography against the broad sociocultural background of Soviet life in the 1920s-1970s. The manuscript is abundantly illustrated with rare photographs, and many archive documents are being published for the first time. Intended for a broad range of readers, this book will be of interest to experts and lovers of musical art and sports alike.