The Red Baton, Scenes from Musical Life in Soviet Russia

With Guennadi Rojdestvenski

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Gennadi Rozhdestvensky — Conductor

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Key witnesses shed light on an essential part of the history of music.

"In the Soviet Union, from 1917 to 1990, in an extremely difficult context, one of terror even, there developed one of the most intense and richest musical environments of the 20th century…," writes Bruno Monsaingeon. A fascinating mystery that Monsaingeon attempts to elucidate in his film.

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