Dmitri Shostakovich at work. The Soviet composer is the subject of Julian Barnes’ new novel. Photo: Corbis

Book review: The Noise of Time finds Julian Barnes on brilliant form

The Booker-winning British novelist examines three crucial moments in the life of Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich when his integrity was tested and found wanting

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Dmitri Shostakovich at work. The Soviet composer is the subject of Julian Barnes’ new novel. Photo: Corbis
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