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Dr Pauline Fairclough

Dr Pauline Fairclough

Dr Pauline Fairclough
B.A., M.A.(N'cle), Ph.D.(Manc.)

Reader in Music
Research Fellow in Music

Area of research

Soviet music and culture

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Research summary

Pauline Fairclough specialises in Soviet musical culture, and has published widely on Shostakovich and musical life under Stalinism. She is the author of two monographs: A Soviet Credo: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony (Ashgate, 2006) and the prizewinning Classics for the Masses: Shaping Soviet Musical Identity Under Lenin and Stalin (Yale, 2016), which won the BASEES Women's Forum Book Prize in 2018. She is editor of three volumes: The Cambridge Companion to Shostakovich (with David Fanning, Cambridge University Press, 2008), Shostakovich Studies 2 (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Twentieth Century Music and Politics: Essays in memory of Neil Edmunds (Ashgate, 2012 ...

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I obtained my PhD from Manchester University in 2002, spent a year teaching at Keele University and came to Bristol in 2004. In 2006, together with Rosamund Bartlett, I founded the Russian and East European Music study group (REEM) which holds annual study days and panels in Britain and Europe. In 2008 Olga Digonskaya and I founded the IMS study group 'Shostakovich and his Epoch' which holds conferences and panels world-wide, especially in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Links to both groups can be found here

I was elected an Ordinary ...

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