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Shostakovich's Film Music

Monday 7 February 2005 16:00-17:00 (Radio 3)

Tommy Pearson talks to author John Riley about Shostakovich's long film music career, from his early life as a silent cinema pianist to his epic score for King Lear.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Producer: David McGuinness
Playlist: Joanna Peck

CD: Shostakovich: New Babylon Film Music Etc
Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valeri Polyansky
Track 17 – Versailles, from ‘New Babylon’
Track 12 – War, from ‘New Babylon’
Chandos CHAN 9600

CD: The Film Music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Vol 1
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky
Track 13 – Adagio, from Music from ‘A Girl Alone’, Op 26
Track 16 – Schoolchildren, from Music from ‘A Girl Alone’, Op 26
Chandos CHAN 10023

CD: The Film Music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Vol 2
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky
Track 19 – The Japanese Attack, from ‘Volochayev Days’, Op 48
Chandos CHAN 10183

CD: The Film Music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Vol 1
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky
Track 4 – Waltz, from The ‘Maxim’ Trilogy, Op 50
Chandos CHAN 10023

CD: Shostakovich – Manuscripts Of Different Years
Symphony Orchestra of the USSR, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, N
Koridalina & M Muntyan (pianos)
Track 12 – The Chase, from ‘The Adventures Of Korzinkina’, Op 59
Olympia OCD 194

CD: Shostakovich – The Fall Of Berlin
Moscow Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Adriano
Track 15 – Stalin At Berlin Airport, from ‘The Fall Of Berlin’, Op 82
Marco Polo 8.223897

CD: Shostakovich – The Film Album
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly
Track 15 – Introduction, from ‘Hamlet’, Op 116
Track 17 – Ball At The Castle, from ‘Hamlet’, Op 116
Decca 460 792-2

CD: The Film Music of Dmitri Shostakovich, Vol 1
BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky
Track 24 – The Voice Of Truth, from ‘King Lear’, Op 137
Track 27 – Finale – The Fool, from ‘King Lear’, Op 137
Chandos CHAN 10023




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