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documentary The War Symphonies, Shostakovich against Stalin

A portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich by Larry Weinstein

The War Symphonies, Shostakovich against Stalin A portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich by Larry Weinstein

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Join Shostakovich as he struggles against Stalin's tyranny and oppression in this stirring, award-winning documentary by Larry Weinstein. Shot on location in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the film brings together interviews, archival footage, and extracts from concerts to paint a vivid picture of the composer's life and career.

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Cast

  • Netherland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Kirov Orchestra
  • Valery Gergiev | Conductor

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Larry Weinstein
  • Production date: 1997
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min
  • Production: © Rhombus / ZDF
  • Available version(s): EN
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