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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Girl Friends / Rule, Britannia / Salute to Spain (Polish Radio Symphony, Fitz-Gerald)

Composer(s)Shostakovich, Dmitry
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Film and TV Music • Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572138
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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This treasure trove of Shostakovich rarities presents four world première recordings. The music for the film The Girlfriends, newly reconstructed from various original sources including the 1934 soundtrack and a number of recently discovered Preludes, and the scores for the stage productions of Salute to Spain and Rule, Britannia!, come from one of the most fertile and brilliant periods of the composer’s creative life and are almost completely unknown. The unfinished symphonic movement from 1945, that had lain hidden for more than half a century, turns out to be Shostakovich’s first idea for his Ninth Symphony. Described by DSCH Journal as ‘one of the indispensable Shostakovich interpreters of our


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SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Girl Friends / Rule, Britannia / Salute to Spain (Polish Radio Symphony, Fitz-Gerald) 1:12:53   
  Podrugi (Girl Friends), Op. 41a (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald)          
      Introduction (opening credits) 3:04       
      The Year 1914: The workers' residential block and factory gates 2:08       
      The families wait for the strikers to return 3:38       
      The Inn of the Keys to Happiness 2:26       
      The children attempt to sing their poppy song (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 2:56       
      By the river: Revolutionary song Zamuchen tiazheloi nevolei (Tormented by a Lack of Freedom) (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 0:52       
      Fanfare (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 0:27       
      The story of Silych's son, Ivan 2:16       
      Zamuchen tiazheloi nevolei (Tormented by a Lack of Freedom) (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 5:12       
      The Year 1919, Russian Civil War - Fanfare and Organ Voluntary (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:37       
      Internationale: The girls leave for war (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 2:03       
      The girls attend to the wounded soldiers on the battlefield (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:47       
      Alla Marcia: The town of Pushkin has been taken by the enemy (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:09       
      Internationale: The girls and the wounded soldiers retreat by train 1:46       
      Zoya in the snowy forest (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:47       
      The Forester's Hut 2:51       
      Fanfare: Andrei arrives with news from the front (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 0:29       
      Fanfare (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 0:46       
      The girls find a chicken 1:56       
      Natasha and Zoya sing a nostalgic song, Gde eti tyoplie nochi (Where are those warm nights?) (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:49       
      Natasha and Zoya are rescued (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:42       
      Fanfare: Andrei and Senka arrive (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 0:40       
      Andrei's closing words 3:12       
  Prav', Britaniya (Rule, Britannia), Op. 28          
      Internationale 1:43       
      Infantry March 1:50       
      Along the Soviet Route 1:07       
      Protest (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald) 2:28       
      Raising the Banner 0:37       
      The Banners Flap in the Wind 1:00       
  Salyut, Ispaniya (Salute to Spain), Op. 44          
      Fanfare I 0:15       
      March of the Officers 1:37       
      Fanfare II 0:10       
      Anon.: A las barricadas! (To the Barricades!) (arranged by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:17       
      Song of Rosita 2:35       
      Fanfare III 0:13       
      attrib. I. S. Aturov: Po dolinam i po vzgor'yam (Along the valleys and over the hills) (arranged by M. Fitz-Gerald) 1:08       
      Reminiscence of the Song of Rosita 0:56       
      Lucia's Funeral March 2:42       
  Symphonic Fragment (1st version of Symphony no. 9) 6:42       
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