Yesterday we announced the release of Volume 3 of the Shostakovich Film Series release. So today we wanted to share a recent review of our last Shostakovich Film Series release “The Lady and the Hooligan” (Vol. 4).
From “Film Music: The Neglected Art”:
“Continuing in their series of releasing previously released Russian Disc recordings of Dmitiri Shostakovich Lady and the Hooligan (Delos DRD 2004) is a creative compilation of previously written material by Shostakovich by composer Levon Atovmyan…
…I enjoyed this that it will be a CD that I’ll return to from time to time to relisten. You won’t be lulled to sleep as the tragic parts are mixed with the dance material…
… The Ballet Suite No.2, written in 1951, while not for a specific ballet or film is similar in style and orchestration to The Lady and the Hooligan; in fact part of the “Adagio” (Track Twelve) is used. This is a fairly simple easy to listen to work consisting of a galop, polka, waltz, and romantic material. I like it because just when your ears settle into one style of material it changes to another and another. Again I found this a pleasant listening experience.”
Read the full review on the blog “Film Music: The Neglected Art”
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