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documentary Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia Music, War, and Revolution: Volume II

Music, War, and Revolution: Volume II

Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia Music, War, and Revolution: Volume II

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"Every creative person in the Soviet Union was a victim of the regime," says writer and musicologist Levonn Hakobian in the opening moments of this stirring documentary, Silenced: Composers in Revolutionary Russia. While many artists were fleeing the Soviet regime, others decided to stay and attempt to create a new world—but the authorities' repressive stance on liberty of expression and creative output made this a nearly impossible task.

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Cast

  • Julia Sophie Wagner | Soprano
  • Steffen Schleiermacher | Pianist
  • Vladimir Stoupel | Pianist
  • Inna Barsova
  • Olesya Bobrik
  • Levon Hakobian
  • Ralf Mielke | Flutist
  • Andreas Seidel | Violinist
  • Wolfgang Heisig | Pianist
  • Lydia Kavina | Theremin
  • Waldemar Hooge | Actor
  • Henry Schneider | Actor

Program

  • Arthur Lourié, Concerto da Camera for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
  • Ivan Wyschnegradsky, String Quartet No. 2, Op. 18
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
  • Nikolai Roslavets, String Quartet No. 3
  • Alexander Mosolov, Tractor's Arrival at the Kolkhoz
  • Alexander Mosolov, String Quartet No. 2 in C Major
  • Alexander Mosolov, Turkmenian Nights
    • 3. Allegro
  • Vladimir Deshevov, Gleise (Rails), Op. 16
  • Alexander Mosolov, Four Newspaper Advertisements, Op. 21
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74, "Pathetique"
  • Alexander Scriabin, Two Pieces, Op. 57
    • I. Désir
  • Arthur Lourié, Two Poems, Op. 8
    • I. Essor (Flight)
    • II. Ivresse (Rapture)
  • Arthur Lourié, Ocarina, after a poem by Anna Akhmatova
  • Arthur Lourié, Concerto da Camera for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
    • 2. Aria
  • Gavriil Popov, Chamber Symphony in C Major, Op. 2
    • 4. Allegro energico
  • Ivan Wyschnegradsky, Two Pieces for String Orchestra
  • Nikolai Roslavets, String Quartet No. 3
  • Józef Pławiński / Wacław Święcicki, Warszawianka [The Lady of Warsaw]
  • Arthur Lourié, Sunrise
  • Arthur Lourié, Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 14
  • Nikolai Roslavets, Violin Sonata No. 4
  • Arthur Lourié, Two Compositions
    • 2. A Phoenix Park Nocturne
  • Sergei Prokofiev, 10 pieces for piano, Op. 12
  • Sergei Prokofiev, Visions fugitives, Op. 22
    • 9. Allegro tranquillo
  • Modest Mussorgsky / Maurice Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition
    • 4. Bydło ("Cattle")
  • Alexander Mosolov, The Iron Foundry
  • Mikhail Glinka, The Lark
  • Arthur Lourié, Concerto da Camera for Solo Violin and String Orchestra
    • 6. Epilogo

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Anne-Kathrin Peitz
  • Production date: 2018
  • Duration: 55 min
  • Production: © Accentus
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, DE, JA, KO
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