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  TEXTS IN ENGLISH:
A. Firsova:    REVIEWS
E. Firsova:     BIOGRAPHY
E. Firsova:     CATALOGUE
E. Firsova:     COMPOSER'S NOTES
E. Firsova:     LIST of Works
E. Firsova:     ON MUSIC
E. Firsova:     REVIEWS
E. Firsova:     TEXTS for MUSIC
O. Firsov:       OBITUARY 
 

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D. Smirnov:   BIOGRAPHY
D. Smirnov:   CATALOGUE
D. Smirnov:   COMPOSER'S NOTES
D. Smirnov:   LIST of Compositions
D. Smirnov:   LIST of Writings
D. Smirnov:   TEXTS for Music (also Recmusic)
D. Smirnov:    MINI SAGAS
D. Smirnov:   REVIEWS
 

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D.SMIRNOV, BOOKS:
Geometer: Introduction to Herschkowitz
Geometer: Corections and Index
TRANSLATIONS:
Herschkowitz: On an Invention of Johann Sebastian Bach (1967-70s)
Herschkowitz: Three-part Invention in F minor (1967)
Bashô: Haiku
ARTICLES:
 A VISITOR FROM AN NKNOWN PLANET: on Philip Herschkowitz(1990)
 MUSIC OF RUSSIAN Underground and Nikolai Korndorf (1991)
 RUSSIAN MUSIC in Exile (1993)
 Composer Nikolai KARETNIKOV (1994)
 DENISOV - Composer of Light (1995)
 ON SHOSTAKOVICH'S FIRST SYMPHONY (1998)
 STRAVINSKY, PROKOFIEV, SHOSTAKOVICH - Where They Are From (1998)
 EXPRESSIVE QUALITIES OF INTERVALS (1999)
 Sofia GUBAIDULINA: From where I sit - interview (2001)
 STEPHEN JOYCE (2000)
 ROSTROPOVICH - interview (2002) 
 MARGINALIA to Schnittke's 2nd Vln Sonata (2001)
 SCHNITTKE'S Choral Music of 70-80s (2001)
 SONG FROM UNDERGROUND - 1st version (2002) / 2nd version (2002)
 Twelve Rhythmic Patterns of LIGETI's LONTANO (2003)
 The Rhythmical Aspect of the Sacrificial Dance by STRAVINSKY (2004)
 MY SHOSTAKOVICH-1 (2004)
 MUSIC & MORSE CODE (2005)
 POST-WEBERN TEACHING IN RUSSIA (2005)
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THE LIST OF WRITINGS:
1. SHORT STORIES: Bdukh, The Flight, Brahms' Dance, The Wedding. Unpubl. 1965-72 (Russian) 
2. NOTES FROM THE HOUSE OF THE MAD. Story. Unpubl. 1973 (Russian) 
3. Elena Firsova, Dmitri Smirnov ...ON ALL THESE DAYS... Novel. Unpubl. 1974 (Russian) 
4. PHILIPIADA. Unpubl., April 1985 (Russian)
5. ALISSIADA. Unpubl., July 1986 (Russian)
6. TEN DAYS IN ENGLAND Unpubl. June 1988 (Russian) 
7. IF I WOULD BE MAECENAS – "Sovetskaya Muzyka" No10 page 75, Moscow, October 1988 (Russian) 
8. *TIRIEL BY WILLIAM BLAKE AND OPERA – research of Blake's poem "Tiriel" and opera Op41) Unpubl. (Russian) / Translated by Marie-Luise Bott. Printed in the opera booklet: TIRIEL, Freiburger Theater 88/89, pp. 6-20 (German)
9. MY MUSICAL PATH. Unpubl. (Russian) / Translated by Hans-Ulrich Duffek. Printed in the opera booklet: TIRIEL, Freiburger Theater 88/89, pp. 52-55 (German)/ also in SOVJETISCHE MUSIK IN LICHT DER PERESTROIKA, pp. 294-298, Laaber-Verlag, Germany, 1990 FREIBURG, JANUARY 1989. Unpubl. (Russian)
10. PHANTOM-VIOLIN: GERARD McBURNEY AMONG US – interview (in shorter version) in "Moskovskij Komsomolets" page 4, Moscow, 11 May 1989 / also (in full version) in "Sovetskaya Muzyka" No2, Moscow, 1989 (Russian) 
11. THE SILHOUETTE OF THE MASTER – On music by Edison Denisov – "Moskovskij Komsomolets", page 4, Moscow 15 June1989 (Russian) 
12. WHY NO MAN IS PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY: RUSSIANS IN ALMEIDA – "Moskovskij Komsomolets", page 4, Moscow, 30 August 1989 (Russian) 
13. TANGLEWOOD'S NIGHTS – "Moskovskij Komsomolets", page 4, Moscow, 6 October 1989 (Russian) 
14. *PIERRE BOULEZ – Diary records 3-4 March 1990. Unpubl. (Russian) / also PIERRE BOULEZ: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING INDEPENDENT – "Moskovskij Komsomolets", page 4, Moscow, 22 March 1990 (Russian) 
15. A BOOK ON HERSCHKOVITZ Unpubl. 1989 (Russian) / also FROM A BOOK ON HERSCHKOVITS – in "Moskovskij Muzykoved", issue 1, pp. 213-232, Muzyka, Moscow, 1990/ also GEOMETER OF SOUND CRYSTALS – "Sovetskaya Muzyka" No3, page 74-81 and No4, pp. 84-93, Moscow, October 1990 (Russian) / A Geometer of Sound Crystals. A Book on Herschkowitz (in English) SSM 34 Studia Slavica Musicologica, Verlag Ernst Kuhn, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-928864-99-8
16. *A VISITOR FROM AN UNKNOWN PLANET: MUSIC IN THE EYES OF FILIPP HERSCHKOWITZ. Unpubl. (Russian) / also– translated by Rosamund Bartlett. Published in "Tempo", No173, pp. 34-38, London, June 1990 (English) ISSN 0040-2982/ in “Shostakovich and the Consequences” Schostakowitsch-Studien, Band 6, SSM 32 Studia Slavica Musicologica, Verlag Ernst Kuhn, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-928864-93-9/ also FROM UNKNOWN PLANET: ON PHILIP HERSCHKOWITZ (shorter version) – "Moskovskij Komsomolets", page 4, Moscow, 21 March 1991 (Russian) 
17. *MUSIC OF RUSSIAN UNDERGROUND AND NIKOLAI KORNDORF, Delivered in the Royal Festival Hall, London, in November 1991, Unpubl. (Russian/English)
18. IS IT POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE THE SYNTHESIS? –On Prologue to "Tiriel" Included in the collection LAUDAMUS, pp. 188-196, "Kompozitor", Moscow, 1992 (Russian) 
19. William Blake: POETRY AND PROSE. Translations. Unpubl. (Russian) 1968-92 
20. ANOTHER GARDEN. Poems. Unpubl. (Russian, English) 1968-93 
21. *RUSSIAN MUSIC IN EXILE (Delivered in November 1993 in Quebec, Canada), Unpubl. (English)
22. ARAM KHACHATURIAN – Sleeve note for the CD "Composers in Person" EMI CLASSICS, CDC 5 55035 2, 1994 (English/German/ French) 
23. *ACROSS THE MUSICAL SPECTRUM: NIKOLAI KARETNIKOV (Obituary) in "The Guardian", page 12, 17 October 1994 (English)
24. *EDISON DENISOV: The Repertoire Guide in "Classical Music" No528, page 25, London 22 April 1995 (English)
25. ON THE SYMPHONY BY ANTON WEBERN. "Muzykalnaya Academia" No3, pp. 204-220, Moscow, 1995 (Russian) / also in “I svet vo t’me svetit” About music by Webern. Nauchnye trudy Moskovskoi Konservatorii, Volume No25, pp. 91-116, Moscow 1998 (Russian) 
26. GOING BEYOND THE BORDERS – On Brian Ferneyhough. "Muzykalnaya Academia" No2, pp. 202-208, Moscow, 1996 (Russian) ISSN 0869–4516
27. Dmitri Smirnov – Sergei Berinky: NOTHING ACCIDENTAL?! – Interview. "Muzykalnaya Academia" No3/4, pp. 8-14, Moscow, 1996 (Russian) ISSN 0869–4516
28. *SKETCHES FOR THE SELF-BIOGRAPHY. Unpubl.  (Russian) 1996
29. EDINBURGH DIARY: April 1996. Unpubl. (Russian) 
30. TABLES OF CHORDS OF COMPLETE STRUCTURE, Unpubl., 1996 (English) 
31. *MUSICAL IDEA: 1.Introduction. Unpubl., 1997 (Russian) 
32. *MUSICAL IDEA: 2.ABOUT THE MYSTERY OF A CREATION PROCESS IN MUSIC. 1996-7 (Russian) "Muzykalnaya Academia" No2, Moscow, 2002 ISSN 0869–4516
33. *MUSICAL IDEA: 3.AND AGAIN ABOUT THE MYSTERY OF A CREATION PROCESS IN MUSIC. Unpubl., 1996-7 (Russian)
34. *Elena Firsova, Dmitri Smirnov: FRAGMENTS ON DENISOV. Unpubl. 1997 (Russian) 
35. *SHOSTAKOVICH, SYMPHONY No1. BBC Music Magazine, February 1998, page 21 (English) 
36. *STRAVINSKY, PROKOFIEV, and SHOSTAKOVICH: WHERE THEY ARE FROM (A brief history of Russian music – the text of lecture for teenagers). Unpubl., 1998 (English) 
37. *SYMBOLICS OF FLUTE CONCERTO BY EDISON DENISOV. In the collection: SVET. DOBRO. VECHNOST’. In memory of Edison Denisov. Pp. 369-381, Moscow, 1999 (Russian) 
38. *Elena Firsova, Dmitri Smirnov: DENISOV – THE COMPOSER OF THE LIGHT. In: “SVET. DOBRO. VECHNOST’. In memory of Edison Denisov. Pp.10-14, Moscow, 1999 (Russian) 
39. THE PANIC IN THE UNITED KINGDOM: On music by Harrison Birtwistle. "Muzykalnaya Academia" No2, pp. 145-150, Moscow, 1999 (Russian) ISSN 0869–4516
40. *POSTLUDE IN MEMORY OF SCHNITTKE Op112 – Composer's note. "Muzykalnaya Academia" No2, pp. 21-24, Moscow, 2001 (Russian) ISSN 0869–4516
41. *EXPRESSIVE QUALITIES OF THE INTERVALS. Unpubl., April 1999 (English) 
42. *GULAG'S MUSIC – Interview for Radio "Liberty" about the music for TV film BBC-2, February 2000 (Russian) 
43. *THREE QUARKS FOR MUSTER MARK. Unpubl. 1999 (Russian) 
44. *MINI SAGAS – The cycle of prose poems in four books. 1999- Unpubl. (Russian) 
45. *STEPHEN JOYCE. 25 Nov 2000, SJ – Diary entry. Unpubl. (Russian, also English translated by Gerard McBurney) 
46. *BLAKE: SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE, Translations. Unpubl., January 2001(In Russian)
47. *MARGINALIA to the Second Violin Sonata by Alfred Schnittke, June 2001 (English) Tempo No220/ April 2002, pp. 2-10, Boosey and Hawkes, London, ISSN 0040-2982 / in “Shostakovich and the Consequences” Schostakowitsch-Studien, Band 6, SSM 32 Studia Slavica Musicologica, Verlag Ernst Kuhn, Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-928864-93-9
48. *SOFIA GUBAIDULINA: FROM WHERE I SIT, Interview, June 2001 (English) "Gramophone" Magazine, September 2001,Volume 79, Number 944, p.23/  (Russian) "Muzykalnaya Academia" No4, pp. 10-12, Moscow, 2001 (Russian) ISSN 0869–4516
49. BLAKE: POEMS, Translations. Unpubl., 2001(In Russian) 
50. *SCHNITTKE’S CHORAL MUSIC OF 70-80s – Sleeve note for the CD Schnittke, Choir Concerto, Minnesang, Voices of Nature, Holst Singers, Stephen Layton, Hyperion, 2001
51. *ONE to ONE: MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH – interview (English). "Gramophone" Magazine, April 2002, Volume 79, No952, p.31 (*also Russian)
52. "DODECAMANIA" OF PIERRE BOULEZ OR NOTES ON HIS "NOTATIONS" "Muzykalnaya Academia" No4, pp. 112-119, Moscow, 2003 (Russian) ISSN 0869–4516, Also in SATOR TENET OPERA ROTAS: Yuri Kholopov and His School, Moscow 2003, p.238-253.
53. *SONG FROM UNDERGROUND Published in the Booklet of the Festival of the RUSSIAN UNDERGROUND, Lincoln Centre, New York, USA (English)
54. *TWELVE RHYTHMIC PATTERNS OF LIGETI’S LONTANO Unpubl. 2003 (English)
55. VIENNESE DIARY Unpubl. (Russian)
56. *THE RHYTHMICAL ASPECT OF THE “SACRIFICIAL DANCE” BY IGOR STRAVINSKY (English)
57. PELIMINARY NOTES ON WELL TEMPERED PIANO Unpubl. November 2003 (Russian)
58. *BASH? U: HAIKU. Translations (Russian)
59. *MY SHOSTAKOVICH (Russian/English) In DSCH Journal No. 24, January 2006, pp.13-17 (English), in Muzykal’naya Akademia, No.3, pp.30-34 ISSN 0869–4516 (Russian)
60. SYMBOLISM IN SHOSTAKOVICH’S MUSIC (English)
61. NOTES ON SEVENTH QUARTET BY SHOSTAKOVICH (Russian)
62. MELOS OF PROKOFIEV’S VISIONS: On the thematic patterns of his “Visions fugitives” (English) in “Schraeg zur Linie des Sozialistichen Realismus?” Prokofjew-Studien, Band 3. SSM 37 Studia Slavica Musicologica, Verlag Ernst Kuhn, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-9366637-03-2 
63. *MUSIC AND MORSE CODE (English) 12 Jan 2005 
64. TWO TITANS (Russian) 19 Jan 2005 under the title “Prokofjew and Schostakowich (in German) in “Schraeg zur Linie des Sozialistichen Realismus?” Prokofjew-Studien, Band 3. SSM 37 Studia Slavica Musicologica, Verlag Ernst Kuhn, Berlin 2005, ISBN 3-9366637-03-2 
65. VISION OF FORM (English) 26 Jan 2005
66. DECIPHERING OF UNDECIPHERABLE: On Op18/1 by Anton von Webern (English) 8 February 2005
67. IT STILL REMAINS MY FAVORITE ORCHESTRA: Mstislav Rostropovich on the LSO in conversation to Dmitri Smirnov on the 18th February 2005 at his residence in Paris (Russian/English)
68. POST–WEBERN TEACHING IN THE SOVIET UNION Unpubl. April 2005 (English)
69. QUESTIONS OF RHYTHM IN THE PIECE “ABEL” Unpubl. April 2005 (Russian)
70. THE ANATOMY OF THEME in Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, a book, 2005-6 (English) 
71. *DISCOVERY OF THE MYSTERY OF THE BEAUTY (About Yuri Kholopov) 2007 (Russian)

*The texts are available on the Internet at: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dmitrismirnov/TEXTS.html
 

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