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Title The war symphonies [videorecording] : Shostakovich against Stalin / Rhombus Media, IDTV Cultuur, ZDF & ARTE present ; director, Larry Weinstein ; producer, Niv Fichman.

Imprint [Netherlands?] : Philips ; New York, NY : Universal Music and and Video Distribution Corp., [distributor] p2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    ES SHOS WS G86DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (76 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Filmed on location in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Hilversum. Released as a motion picture in 1997.
Contents Bonus features: Symphony extracts. Symphony no. 4, 3rd movement [conclusion] (7:24) -- Symphony no. 5, 1st movement (16:26) -- Symphony no. 6, 2nd movement (6:07) -- Symphony no. 7, 1st movement (27:32) -- Symphony no. 8, 3rd movement (7:10) -- Symphony no. 9, 1st movement (5:54); Shostakovich wartime radio broadcast (0:54) ; Shostakovich chronology.
Credits Editor, David New ; director of photography, Horst Zeidler ; writers, David New, Larry Weinstein, Gemma Van Zeventer.
Performer Netherlands Radio Philharmonic ; Orchestra of Mariinsky Theatre ; Valery Gergiev, conductor.
Summary A look at the Stalinist purges and the musical response Dmitri Shostakovich made through his symphonies Four to Nine, which he called "tombstones."
System Details DVD, all regions, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation; LPCM stereo., DTS 5.1 surround (audio extracts only).
Language Spoken in English and Russian with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or Chinese.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Shostakovich, Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich, 1906-1975. Symphonies.
Gergiev, Valeriĭ, 1953- Conductor.
Weinstein, Larry.
Fichman, Niv.
New, David.
Zeidler, Horst.
Zeventer, Gemma van.
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) Performer.
Mariinskiĭ teatr (1991- ). Orkestr. Performer.
Rhombus Media (Firm)
IDTV Cultuur.
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Association relative à la télévision européenne.
Philips Communication Systems (Firm : Hilversum, Netherlands)
Universal Music and and Video Distribution Corp.
Added Title Shostakovich against Stalin
Standard No. 044007431177
Music No. B0005486-09 Philips

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