The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin

A portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich by Larry Weinstein

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Netherland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Kirov Orchestra

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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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Directed by:
Larry Weinstein
Production date: 1997
Duration: 1 h 19 min
Production: © Rhombus / ZDF
Resolution: SD