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SHOSTAKOVICH: Odna (Alone)

Composer(s):Shostakovich, Dmitry
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Film and TV Music
Catalogue 8.570316
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Set in late 1920s Leningrad and then in the Altai Mountains in Russian Mongolia, Shostakovich’s second film ODNA (ALONE) features a dazzling score for a huge orchestra including a banda (8 brass band instruments), theremin, (Shostakovich was one of the first composers to write for this new electronic instrument), barrel-organ, a soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor, an overtone singer and choir. It has been reconstructed from the official Russian version of the film by Mark Fitz- Gerald, with the official approval of Mrs Irina Shostakovich. The recording also restores a short Overture [track 1] and a beautiful, lyrical prelude [track 9] that were not used in the film. The booklet includes notes on the music by leading Shostakovich film music expert, John Riley, and on overtone

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Review By Jean-Christophe Le Toquin,ResMusica.com,June 2009



Review By Jean-Christophe Le Toquin,ResMusica.com,June 2009

A l’instar de Brassens enjoignant « ne tirez pas sur la femme adultère, je suis derrière ! », Chostakovitch aurait pu s’écrier qu’il ne fallait pas déconsidérer la musique de film car elle lui avait sauvé la vie. Staline adorait sa musique pour le cinéma et c’est vraisemblablement à elle que Chostakovitch dut de ne pas disparaître dans les purges dès 1936.


 

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