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The Note - A Lifelong Quest For One Single Note / Rudolf Barshai

Mahler / Barshai / Shreibman / Barhsai-raskova
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2059528  
Composer:  Various
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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A film by Oleg Dorman

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Languages: English, German, French, Russian
Running time: 90 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

The conductor Rudolf Barshai was one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century. The Moscow Chamber Orchestra, founded by Barshai in the late 1950s took the world by storm. Among those who worked with the orchestra were figures such as Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Emil Gilels, and Yehudi Menuhin.

The documentary follows Rudolf Barshai's self-confessional monologue, recorded only one month before his death. In 1977, at the peak of his career, Barshai emigrated to the
Read more West to perform works banned in the former Soviet Union. He came to fame as a master of orchestration, whom Shostakovich -- his mentor and friend -- trusted to arrange his quartets into chamber symphonies. Barshai considered his greatest achievements in life the ending to Bach's Art of Fugue and a version of Mahler's Tenth Symphony. Read less

Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Various
Conductor:  Rudolf Barshai

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