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SHOSTAKOVICH: Golden Age (The), Op. 22

Composer(s)Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s) Serebrier, Jose, Conductor • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Ballet
Catalogue 8.570217-18
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
CD
USD 19.99
 

 
MP3
USD 13.98
 

  Booklet / liner notes available
 


The three full-length ballet scores that Dmitry Shostakovich wrote between 1925 and 1935 remain among his least known works. The Golden Age revolves around the visit of a Soviet football team to a Western city (referred to as 'U-town') at the time of an industrial exhibition, only for its heroic sporting and social endeavours constantly to be undermined by hostile administrators, decadent artistes and corrupt officials. Even before its premiere Shostakovich had prepared a suite, including the famous Polka (Naxos 8.553126), which barely hints at the dissonant harmonies and intricate contrapuntal designs to be found elsewhere in the ballet. This recording is the first to present the work complete with all repeats observed, enabling listeners to assess the ballet in all its more....

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SHOSTAKOVICH: Golden Age (The), Op. 22 2:23:43   
DISC 1
  Zolotoy vek (The Golden Age), Op. 22, "The Age of Gold"              
      Prelude 1:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Procession of the Guests of Honour 2:37    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Inspection of the Display Windows 2:02    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Demonstration of Important Exhibits - Appearance of the Soviet Football Team 2:56    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Magician-Advertising Agent - Dance of the Hindu 3:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Boxing as an Advertising Stunt 2:03    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 1, The Golden Age of Industry Exhibition: Scandal during the Boxing Match - Entrance of the Police 2:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance of the Golden Youths 3:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance of Diva: Adagio 10:05    2.39   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Appearance of the Soviet Football Team and Diva's Variations 2:16    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Soviet Dance 2:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Diva asks the Leader of the Soviet Team to Dance with Her 1:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance and Scene of the Diva and the Fascist 5:56    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Dance of the Black Man and 2 Soviet Football Players 3:46    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: The Supposed Terrorist, "The Hand of Moscow" 3:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: General Confusion - The Embarrassment of the Fascists 1:47    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: A Rare Case of Mass Hysteria 2:58    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Conversation between the Director of the Exhibition and the Fascist 1:11    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act I Scene 2, Exhibition Hall: Foxtrot … foxtrot … foxtrot 4:59    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 3, A Street in the Same City: Mime of the Agents Provocateurs, Provocation and Arrest: Galop 8:17    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Procession of the Workers to the Stadium - Dance of the Young Pioneers - Sports Games 1:51    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Football March 5:06    1.59   Add to cart  
DISC 2
  Zolotoy vek (The Golden Age), Op. 22, "The Age of Gold"              
      Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Intermezzo, "Everybody amuses oneself in one's own way" 1:50    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Dance of the Western Komsomol Girl and 4 Sportsmen 6:39    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Sports Contests - Joint Sports Dance 3:44    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act II Scene 4, Workers' Stadium: Scene and Exit of the Soviet Team 2:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III: Entr'acte, "Tea for Two" 3:28    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 5, Music Hall: Chechotka, "Shoe Shine of the Highest Grade" 4:51    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 5, Music Hall: Tango 3:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 5, Music Hall: Polka, "Once upon a Time in Geneva" - Polka, "Angel of Peace" 2:14    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 5, Music Hall: The Touching Coalition of the Classes, slightly fraudulent 4:25    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 5, Music Hall: Entrance of Diva and the Fascist - Their Dance 3:36    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 5, Music Hall: Can-can 6:21    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 6, Prison Building: Prelude 2:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 6, Prison Building: Scene of the Freeing of the Prisoners 9:20    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 6, Prison Building: Total Unveiling of the Conspiracy - The Bourgeoisie in Panic 6:42    1.59   Add to cart  
      Act III Scene 6, Prison Building: Final Dance of Solidarity 5:49    1.59   Add to cart  
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