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Shostakovich / Moscow Symphony Orchestra • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva - The Fall of Berlin • Suite from "The Unforgettable Year 1919" mp3 flac


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Recorded at Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia, in March 2000.

Ellena Alekseyeva (piano). Moscow Symphony Orchestra & Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus. Shostakovich: Padeniye Berlina (The Fall of Berlin), Op. 82 (arr. Adriano for choir and orchestra). Moscow Capella, Moscow Youth Chorus, Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Recorded: March 2000. Recording Venue: Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, Russia. I. Main Title Part 1. 2:44.

In 1949, Shostakovich was given the job of writing the score for The Fall of Berlin, an epic of the Great Patriotic War wrapped around a love story, and, in 1951, The Unforgettable Year 1919, another war movie, this one set during the civil war that followed the revolution. As these dedicated recordings by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra under the singularly named Adriano conclusively demonstrate, Shostakovich 's music here is truly, deeply, profoundly, and appallingly awful. His melodies are banal. His colors are primary. His rhythms are elementary. His forms are rudimentary

Moscow Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus Chorus/Choir, Adriano Conductor, Sergey Krivobokov Chorus/Choir Director. 1. talin at Berlin airport. Moscow Symphony Orchestra Orchestra, Ellena Alekseyeva Piano, Adriano Conductor.

The music for "The Unforgettable Year 1919" is not nearly at such an exalted level of inspiration. The main item, a 7-minute mini-piano concerto called "The Assault on the Red Hill", is Shostakovich making fun of the "Warsaw" concerto. The music is stupifying in its bombast and repitition and does little to mask the composer's cynicism he felt during this period. While less inspired than "The Fall of Berlin", the 7-part score nonetheless nicely fills out a good sounding 75-minute CD that is well played by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Adriano, Moscow Capella & Moscow Symphony Orchestra. 5. The Fall of Berlin, Op. 82: V. Alyosha and Natalia In the Fields - Attack. Adriano, Moscow Capella & Moscow Symphony Orchestra. 6. 82: VI. Hitler's Reception. 7. 82: VII. In the Devastated Village. 8. 82: VIII. Forward! Adriano, Moscow Capella & Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Adriano, Ellena Alekseyeva & Moscow Symphony Orchestra. 21. The Unforgettable Year 1919 Suite, Op. 89a: V. the Assault On the Red Hill, "Assault On Beautiful Gorky".

Part of the problem Shostakovich had in writing the symphony was that people expected a successor to his First Symphony, and he no longer believed in writing in the same compositional style. He also had other projects toward which he wanted to direct his attention as soon as possible, and the First Symphony had taken him nearly a year to write. Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. The Unforgettable Year 1919.

Shostakovich, The Fall of Berlin; The Unforgettable Year 1919. Alekseyeva/Moscow Capella and Youth Chorus/Moscow Symphony Orchestra/ Adriano (Marco Polo). Published: 3 Jan 2003. Shostakovich, The Fall of Berlin; The Unforgettable Year 1919. Shostakovich, Schnittke: Piano Quintet; Berman/ Vermeer Quartet. Although Dmitri Shostakovich created some of the greatest music of the 20th century in some of its most difficult circumstances, he was a man of few written words. One of his greatest correspondences was with his friend Isaak Glikman, to whom he wrote several hundred letters over four decades.

The Unforgettable Year 1919 Suite, O. 9a (1951). First complete recording. Ellena Alekseyeva (Piano) Moscow Capella and Youth Chorus Moscow Symphony Orchestra/Adriano recorded at Mosfilm Studios, Moscow, March 2000. DDD MARCO POLO . 23897 These are world premieres for The Fall of Berlin, and the premiere complete recording of The Unforgettable Year 1919. The Marco Polo production is first class – with extensive notes (English only, I am afraid) with a synopsis of each plot and stills from both of the respective films. The Fall of Berlin was a Mosfilm production of 1949 and 1950, in both colour and black and white, in two parts, directed by Michail Chiaureli and based upon a script by Chiaureli and Pavlenko. The latter had already been involved in Eisenstein’s Alexander Nevsky.

Tracklist

The Fall of Berlin (45:34)
Main Title Part 1 2:44
Beautiful Day 2:15
Alyosha by the River 1:39
Stalin's Garden 2:02
Alyosha and Natalia in the Fields—Attack 3:53
Hitler's Reception 1:32
In the Devastated Village 2:40
Forward! 0:58
Main Title Part 2 2:06
The Roll Call—Attack at Night 3:01
Storming Seelov Heights (Zielona Gora) 6:26
The Flooding of the Underground Station 1:11
The Final Battle for the Reichstag—Kostya's Death 4:06
Yussuf's Death—The Red Banner 3:41
Stalin at Berlin Airport 4:28
Finale: Stalin's Speech—Alyosha and Natasha Reunited 2:44
The Unforgettable Year 1919 (29:53)
Introduction 2:04
Romance (Meeting of Shibayev with Katya) 4:52
Scene from the Sea Battle 2:19
Scherzo 2:25
The Assault on the Red Hill 7:00
Intermezzo 5:03
Finale 6:06

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
8.223897 Shostakovich* / Moscow Symphony Orchestra* • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva Shostakovich* / Moscow Symphony Orchestra* • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva - The Fall of Berlin • Suite from "The Unforgettable Year 1919" ‎(CD, Album) Marco Polo 8.223897 Europe 2002
8.570238 Shostakovich* / Moscow Symphony Orchestra* • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva Shostakovich* / Moscow Symphony Orchestra* • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva - The Fall of Berlin • Suite from "The Unforgettable Year 1919" ‎(CD, Album, RE) Naxos 8.570238 Europe 2006
8.570238 Shostakovich* / Moscow Symphony Orchestra* • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva Shostakovich* / Moscow Symphony Orchestra* • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva - The Fall of Berlin • Suite from "The Unforgettable Year 1919" ‎(CD, Album, RE) Naxos 8.570238 USA & Canada 2006

Shostakovich / Moscow Symphony Orchestra • Adriano , Moscow Capella & Youth Chorus, Ellena Alekseyeva - The Fall of Berlin • Suite from "The Unforgettable Year 1919" mp3 flac
Modern, Score
Performer: Shostakovich
Title: The Fall of Berlin • Suite from "The Unforgettable Year 1919"
Category: Classical / Screen, Stage
Country: Europe
Released: 2002
Rating: 4.3/5
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