Books|Review: Julian Barnes's 'The Noise of Time,' the Inner Shostakovich - New York Times

Books|Review: Julian Barnes's 'The Noise of Time,' the Inner ShostakovichNew York TimesOn Jan. 26, 1936, Joseph Stalin attended a performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's much-acclaimed opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, and the composer was disturbed to see that the Soviet leader and his government ...