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Title Testimony [videorecording] / an Isolde Films production in association with the Mandemar Group ; screenplay by David Rudkin ; produced, directed, edited, designed and co-written by Tony Palmer.

Imprint London : Digital Classics, c2006.

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 GDL Brand Library DVD    ES SHOS TES B10DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (151 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note "From the memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), edited by Solomon Volkov"--Container.
Includes extracts from: Symphonies 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14 ; Violin concerto no. 1 ; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk ; Michelangelo sonnets ; Jazz suites 1 & 2 ; Piano concerto no. 2 ; String quartets nos. 8 & 10.
Credits Photographed by Nic Knowland ; consultant, Solomon Volkov ; music performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Golden Age Singers, Rudolf Barshai, conductor.
Cast Ben Kingsley, Terence Rigby, Ronald Pickup, John Shrapnel, Sherry Baines, Magdalen Asquith, Mark Asquith, Liza Goddard, Peter Woodthorpe, Robert Stephens, William Squire, Murray Melvin, Robert Urquhart, Robert Reynolds, Vernon Dobtcheff, Colin Hurst, Joyce Grundy, Mark Thrippleton, Christopher Bramwell, Brook Williams, Marita Phillips.
Summary Based loosely on the memoirs of Shostakovich, a classical composer living in Russia during the reign of Stalin, this film traces the relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin and the effect that Stalin had on Shostakovich's life and work.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, all regions, anamorphic 16:9 presentation, digitally remastered; stereo.
Subject Shostakovich, Dmitriń≠ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975 -- Drama.
Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953 -- Drama.
Composers -- Russia -- Biography -- Drama.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Genre/Form Biographical films
Added Author Rudkin, David, 1936- Screenwriter.
Palmer, Tony, 1941- Director. Producer. Film editor. Screenwriter.
Kingsley, Ben, 1943- Actor.
Rigby, Terence. Actor.
Pickup, Ronald. Actor.
Shrapnel, John. Actor.
Baines, Sherry. Actor.
Asquith, Magdalen. Actor.
Asquith, Mark. Actor.
Goddard, Liza, 1950- Actor.
Woodthorpe, Peter. Actor.
Stephens, Robert, 1931-1995. Actor.
Squire, William. Actor.
Melvin, Murray, 1932- Actor.
Urquhart, Robert. Actor.
Reynolds, Robert. Actor.
Dobtcheff, Vernon, 1934- Actor.
Hurst, Colin. Actor.
Grundy, Joyce. Actor.
Thrippleton, Mark. Actor.
Bramwell, Christopher. Actor.
Williams, Brook. Actor.
Phillips, Marita. Actor.
Barshai, Rudolf.
Shostakovich, Dmitriń≠ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Works. Selections
London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Golden Age Singers.
Isolde Films Ltd.
Mandemar Group.
Note Subtitle on disc label: Story of Shostakovich
ISBN 0769783511
9780769783512
Standard No. 032031800595
Music No. DC10010 Digital Classics

 
    
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