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Shostakovich: Cheryomushki (Chery Town) / Rabinovich, Zabotkina

Shostakovich: Cheryomushki
Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000662209  
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vasili MerkuryevSvetlana ZhivankovaMarina KhotuntsevaOlga Zabotkina,   ... 
Conductor:  Nikolai Rabinovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 1963 film Cheryomushki (Cherry Town) sprang from the popular and commercial success that greeted Shostakovich’s tuneful homage to the Broadway musical. A gentle satire on the lives and aspirations of young Soviets, the story follows the on-off romances of three young couples, as they battle bureaucracy, petty corruption and bizarre complications to acquire apartments in the sought-after ‘Cherry Town’ – a new showcase estate in suburban Moscow. With all the colour and charm of a Hollywood musical, the film features a wonderful studio soundtrack and irresistible song and dance sequences.

A DVD which will appeal as much to lovers of musicals as to those interested in this remarkable Russian composer.

Bonus
Read more features include a Shostakovich Chronology and extracts from two complementary Decca DVDs - Shostakovich's Katerina Izmailova (the reworking of his opera Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), and the Shostakovich Against Stalin documentary.

First ever release on any home cinema format.

Artists:
Lida - Olga Zabotkina
Boris - Vladimir Vasilyev
Masha - Marina Khotuntseva
Sasha - Grigori Bortnikov
Lyusya - Svetlana Zhivankova
Sergei - Vladimir Zemlyanikin
Drebednev - Vasili Merkuryev
Vava - Marina Polbentseva

Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra / Nikolai Rabinovich

Duration: 87 minutes
Disc Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 full screen
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: LPCM enhanced mono
Color
Subtitles: NONE
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Works on This Recording

1. Moskva, Cheremushki, Op. 105 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vasili Merkuryev (Voice), Svetlana Zhivankova (Voice), Marina Khotuntseva (Voice),
Olga Zabotkina (Voice), Vladimir Vasilyev (Voice), Grigori Bortnikov (Voice),
Vladimir Zemlyanikin (Voice), Marina Polbentseva (Voice)
Conductor:  Nikolai Rabinovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USSR 

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