Solomon Volkov

American musicologist

1944   -  

country of citizenship: Soviet Union, United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian, English
educated at: Special Music School of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Saint Petersburg Conservatory
occupation: writer, musicologist, journalist

Solomon Moiseyevich Volkov (Russian: Соломон Моисеевич Волков; born 17 April 1944) is a Russian Jewish journalist and musicologist. He is best known for Testimony, which was published in 1979 following his emigration from the Soviet Union in 1976. He claimed that the book was the memoir of Dmitri Shostakovich, as related to him by the composer.
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