British Universities Film & Video Council

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Music from the Flames: Shostakovich

Synopsis
This film tells the story of the Russian composer’s life covering his training during the 1917 revolution, the criticism he faced during the 1930s when he was dubbed a formalist by the authorities, and how he came back into favour with his Fifth Symphony. Features interviews with the composer and his son and many performances of his music are shown.
Series
Omnibus, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1978
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Shostakovich, Dmitri; music - Russian

Credits

Producer
Ian Engelmann
Writer
Norman Jay
Contributor
Dmitri Shostakovich; Mstislav Rostropovich
Cast
David Oistrakh 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
64 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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