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Testimony: The Story of Shostakovich

Album Summary

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony")
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905"
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Golden Age (as used in the film "Testimony")
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Jazz Suite no 2 (as used in the film "Testimony")
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony")
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99)
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar"
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Notes & Reviews:

"Testimony is one of those comparatively rare events nowadays - a real piece of cinema. Palmer's prowess as an editor, his knack of juxtaposing image and music - something which has remained his forte since he first caused a stir back in the Sixties with Buddhist monks burning to The Beatles - has a field day in Testimony. Most importantly for a movie about a composer, there is always the feeling that Palmer understands the music. For a start he puts to rest the hoary old cliche that the private Shostakovich is only to be found in his chamber music - try listening to the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Fourteenth symphonies - but he also brings vividly alive musical details (like the composer's use of unison scoring) in colour sequences showing the orchestra, as in the climax of the Fifth... a truly remarkable film." - Derek Elley 'Films & Filming'



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Works Details

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (as used in the film "Testimony") (as used in the film "Testimony") :: Entr'acte
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1932.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1932

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: 2nd Movement
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905" :: 2nd Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1957.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1957

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Golden Age (as used in the film "Testimony") :: Polka
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1930.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 4 in C minor, Op. 43 :: 3rd Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1935-36.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1935-1936

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Jazz Suite no 2 (as used in the film "Testimony") :: Waltz no 2
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1938.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 :: 1st Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 10 in E minor, Op. 93 :: 2nd Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1953.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1953

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 11 in G minor, Op. 103 "Year 1905" :: 1st Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1957.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1957

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110 :: 3rd Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1960.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 7 (as used in the film "Testimony") :: 1st Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1941.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1941

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 :: 1st Movement
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1937

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 (published as Op. 99) :: Passacaglia
  • Performer: Yuzuko Horigome (Violin)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1947-48.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1947-1948

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Symphony no 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 "Babi Yar" :: 1st Movement
  • Performer: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1962

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: 2nd Movement
  • Performer: Howard Shelley (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957