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Shostakovich: The Film Album / Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460792   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Kerr
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the third installment (after the "Dance" and "Jazz" Albums) in Ricardo Chailly's ongoing exploration of Dmitri Shostakovich's lighter side. One piece of advice that Shostakovich used to offer young composers was "Always keep working. If you aren't writing a big, serious piece, then write lighter music." No hypocrite regarding these suggestions, Shostakovich himself wrote a huge amount of lighter music, including some marvelous film scores. It's only in the past few years that most listeners have come to realize just how varied and interesting the great Russian composer's output actually is. With the gradual acceptance into the repertoire of his keyboard masterpiece, the 24 Preludes and Fugues, as well Read more and his film, incidental, and ballet scores, it's clear that the standard of sheer craftsmanship, to say nothing of inspiration, that Shostakovich maintained over his career was nothing less than astonishing. Chailly and his forces play the pants off the music, so if you like movie music, Russian music in general, or Shostakovich in particular, this disc is just what you've been waiting for.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Counterplan, Op. 33: Presto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
2. Counterplan, Op. 33: Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Kerr (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
3. Counterplan, Op. 33: Song of the meeting by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
4. Alone, Op. 26: Suite by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; USSR 
5. The Story of a Silly Little Mouse, Op. 56 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew Cornall 
6. Hamlet, Op. 116: Introduction by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
7. Hamlet, Op. 116: Palace music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
8. Hamlet, Op. 116: Ball at the palace by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
9. Hamlet, Op. 116: Ball by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
10. Hamlet, Op. 116: In the Garden by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
11. Hamlet, Op. 116: Military music by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
12. Hamlet, Op. 116: Scene of the poisoning by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USSR 
13. The great citizen, Op. 55: Funeral march by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; USSR 
14. Sofiya Perovskaya, Op. 132: Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USSR 
15. Pirogov Suite, Op. 76a: Scherzo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USSR 
Notes: Arranged: Levon Atovmian 
16. Gadfly, Op. 97: Romance by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Alexander Kerr (Violin)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USSR 
17. Pirogov Suite, Op. 76a: Finale by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USSR 
Notes: Arranged: Levon Atovmian 

Sound Samples

"The Counterplan", Op.33 - music from the film: 1. Presto
"The Counterplan", Op.33 - music from the film: 2. Andante
"The Counterplan", Op.33 - music from the film: 3. Song of the Counterplan
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: March. The Street
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: Galop
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: Barrel Organ
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: March
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: Altai
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: In Kuzmina's Hut
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: School Children
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: Storm Scene: Storm Breaks
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: Storm Scene: Snow Storm
"Odna" (Alone), Op.26 - music from the film: Storm Scene: Calm after the Storm
"The Story of the Silly Mouse" - music from the cartoon film
"Hamlet" - music from the film: Introduction
"Hamlet" - music from the film: Palace Music
"Hamlet" - music from the film: Ball at the Castle
"Hamlet" - music from the film: Ball
"Hamlet" - music from the film: In the Garden
"Hamlet" - music from the film: Military Music
"Hamlet" - music from the film: Scene of the Poisoning
"The Great Citizen", op.55 - music from the film: Funeral march
"Sophia Perovskaya", Op.132 - music from the film: Waltz
"Pirogov", Op.76a - music from the film: Scherzo
The Gadfly, Op.97: 3. Youth (Romance)
"Pirogov", Op.76a - music from the film: Finale

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