Paradoxically, Valery Gergiev argues that Stalin's pressure on Shostakovich worked for the better in terms of the music that he composed. There is much archive film included, from Stalin's annual May Day parades to Leningrad during the siege; from Shostakovich walking the streets to him sitting at the piano and talking about his seventh symphony; from trains carrying prisoners to labour camps the meeting of the 1948 National Congress of Composers.
Shostakovich, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Valery Gergiev – Shostakovich Against Stalin - The War Symphonies. Label: Decca – 074 3117 DH.
SHOSTAKOVICH: The War Symphonies (No. 4–9). Valery Gergiev Conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Prokofiev, Schnittke & Stravinsky, 2003. Verdi: La forza del destino, Marinsky Theatre Orchestra, 1998. Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko, Kirov Opera, 2006. Puccini: Turandot, Vienna Philharmonic, 2006. Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery, Kirov Opera, 2005. Shostakovich against Stalin, 2005. All the Russias – a musical journey": a five-part documentary through the tradition and heritage of Russian music. Gergiev Conducts Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem" Kringelborn, Kwiecien, Swedish Radio Choir, Rotterdam Philharmonic, 2008. Tschaikovsky: Eugene Onegin; Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renee Fleming, Ramon Vargas, Metropolitan Opera, 2007.
Music by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra; conductor Valery Gergiev. Shostakovich angers Stalin with his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. From The War Symphonies. Unsurprisingly, Shostakovich found it most difficult to resolve these dilemmas during the Stalin years. The goal of The War Symphonies is to show how he used six of his symphonies-the Fourth through the Ninth-to express, in Aesopian fashion, his dissatisfaction with the regime, his sense of individual and aesthetic entrapment, and his sympathy for the millions of men and women repressed by the state. In Shostakovich’s own words, these symphonies are "tombstones for the victims of Stalin. The year 1936 marked a definite turning point in Shostakovich’s career.
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH - Shostakovich Against Stalin - The War Symphonies - A film by Larry Weinstein - Netherlands Radio Philharmonic - Kirov Orchestra, S. etersburg - Valery Gergiev. Shostakovich Against Stalin: The War Symphonies. 1. "A man of his time". Valery Gergiev, Flora Litvinova, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. 2. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Dmitri Tolstoy, Karen Khachaturian, Abram Gozenpud, Flora Litvinova, Irina Loskutova, Bulat Minjelkiev, Kirov Orchestra, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev. Valery Gergiev, Mariana Sabinina, Mariya Konniskaya, Abram Gozenpud, Karen Khachaturian, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. 4. Early Years - Symphony N.
With Valery Gergiev, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Flora Litvinova, Graham Haley. Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin. During the Interwar period and World War Two, Joseph Stalin dictated the Soviet Union in a bloody manner. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich couldn't agree at all with the policies that the tyrant used, but speaking out loud was impossible. It would have cost him his life. Shostakovich found another way: art. This documentary shows how Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdbe.
Join Shostakovich as he struggles against Stalin's tyranny and oppression in this stirring, award-winning documentary by Larry Weinstein . Shostakovich described his Symphonies No. 4 to 9 as his "tombstones for the victims of Stalin. He wrote these musical masterpieces during a period when he and his compatriots were sharing in a struggle to survive under a totalitarian regime, a time of mass killings and incredible suppression. Like many artists in his position, the composer used his music as a weapon, and Larry Weinstein's film is a testimony to its enduring power.
Valery Gergiev Himself - Conductor Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk District, Interviewee, Pianist Rayok. Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Themselves - Orchestra Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Flora Litvinova Herself - Friend. Graham Haley Shostakovich. Dmitri Shostakovich Himself. Dmitri Tolstoy Himself - Composer. Joseph Stalin Himself. Bulat Minzhilkiev Boris - Opera Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk District, Himself - Baritone Rayok. Written by (View all).
|1||"A Man Of His Time"||2:36|
|2||Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk||6:13|
|4||Early Years — Symphony No.5||6:56|
|5||The Camps — KGB Summons||8:38|
|6||Siege Of Leningrad — Symphony No.7||15:35|
|8||Victory — Symphony No.9||4:01|
|9||1948 Congress Of Composers||9:18|
|11||Stalin's Death — Conclusion||6:43|
|13||Symphony No.4 — Third Movement (Conclusion)||7:24|
|14||Symphony No.5 — First Movement||16:26|
|15||Symphony No.6 — Second Movement||6:07|
|16||Symphony No.7 — First Movement||27:32|
|17||Symphony No.8 — Third Movement||7:10|
|18||Symphony No.9 — First Movement||5:54|
|19||Shostakovich Wartime Radio Broadcast||0:54|