The War Symphonies: Shostakovich against Stalin (DVD) | Euroarts 2426101

The War Symphonies: Shostakovich against Stalin (DVD)

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Cat No: 2426101

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 27th May 2016

Contents

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Discover Larry Weinstein’s stirring 1997 film The War Symphonies: Shostakovich against Stalin. Described by Shostakovich as his ‘tombstones’, the symphonies 4 to 9 represented the composer’s weapons against Stalin’s tyranny and remain a powerful testimony of Shostakovich’s struggle against oppression. The documentary was shot on location in Moscow and St. Petersburg and brings together archive film material, personal recollections from family, friends and colleagues.
  
Includes key extracts from the symphonies, conducted by Valery Gergiev

Chapters:
1. ‘A Man of his time’
2. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
3. Symphony No.4
4. Early Years - Symphony No.5
5. The Camps - KGB summons
6. Siege of Leningrad - Symphony No.7
7. Symphony No.8
8. Victory - Symphony No. 9
9. 1948 Congress of Composers
10. Film Music
11. Stalin's Death – Conclusion
12. Credits

Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Running time: 90 mins

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