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Title Testimony : the story of Shostakovich
Published [London] : Voiceprint Records, [2009]


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 MELB  791.4372 Pal/Tes  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (151 min.) : sound, black and white, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary Based loosely on the memoirs of Shostakovich, a classical composer living in Russia during the reign of Stalin, this film traces the relationship between Shostakovich and Stalin and the effect that Stalin had on Shostakovich's life and work
Notes Brief program notes and credits in English ([2] p.) inserted in container
Including musical extracts from: Symphonies 1, 4-5, 7-14; Violin concerto no. 1; Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Michelangelo Sonnets; Jazz suites 1 and 2; Piano concerto no. 2; String quartets nos. 8 and 10
"Film Four International presents an Isolde Films production with the Mandemar Group"--Credits
Credits Isolde Films ; screenplay by David Rudkin ; produced, directed, edited, designed and co-written by Tony Palmer ; photographed by Nic Knowland; executive producers ; Michael Kustow & Grahame Jennings
Performer The Golden Age Singers ; London Philharmonic Orchestra ; Rudolf Barshai, conductor ; with various soloists
Cast Ben Kingsley (Dmitri Shostakovich) ; Terence Rigby (Stalin) ; Ronald Pickup (Tukhachevsky) ; John Shrapnel (Zhdanov) ; with other supporting actors
Notes DVD ; NTSC ; All Regions ; anamorphic 16:9 presentation
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich,d1906-1975, 1906-1975
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Terrorism -- Soviet Union.
USSR -- History -- 1925-1953.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936.
USSR -- Politics and government -- 1936-1953.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich,d1906-1975, 1906-1975
Rudkin, David, 1936-
Palmer, Tony, 1941-
Kingsley, Ben, 1943-
Rigby, Terence.
Pickup, Ronald.
Shrapnel, John.
Barshai, Rudolf.
London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Golden Age Singers.
Isolde Films Ltd.
Other Titles Story of Shostakovich
Tony Palmer's film of Testimony : the story of Dmitri Shostakovich