Keeping Score: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

Keeping Score: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5


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Classical music historian Michael Tilson Thomas hosts this unusual glimpse into the life and work of seminal Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which rests on an unusual historical footnote. The program delineates how, although Shostakovich feared for his life at the hands of the Soviet Army (because of an opera publicly condemned in a local paper), he successfully attempted to "redeem" himself writing a hymn to the motherland, the 1937 Symphony No. 5. It then makes a radical suggestion: the composer may have buried sharp criticism of the U.S.S.R. within the composition. Thomas explores this idea at length, against the backdrop of Shostakovich's personal history, and dissects the composition in question. As an added bonus, the program includes a full-length concert rendition of the work by the San Francisco Symphony, mounted and filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Official Release Date Nov 10, 2009
Starring San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas
Director David Kennard, Gary Halvorson, Joan Saffa
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.78:1
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Language English
Subtitles Dutch, French, Spanish
Year 2009
Running Time 109 Minutes
Genre Musical
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0004642870
Item Code  0821936002797

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