Shostakovich: Odna (Alone) [Silent Film Score]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2008
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313031672
  • Catalog Number: 8570316
  • Sales rank: 152,704

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Beginning (Overture) - Allegro vivo (0:50)
  2. 2 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. Kuzmina wakes - Con moto (1:20)
  3. 3 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. Song. Konchen, Konchen tekhnikum - Allegr (1:05)
  4. 4 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. Morning exercises. Allegro (1:26)
  5. 5 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. March. The Street. Allegro (0:37)
  6. 6 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. Barrel-Organ. Kuzmina waits for Sobolevsk (0:41)
  7. 7 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. Galop and song. How good life will be! - (2:41)
  8. 8 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. March - Allegretto (0:44)
  9. 9 Reel 1: Kuzmina in Leningrad. (Original) Introduction - Andante / The c (3:59)
  10. 10 Reel 2: Kuzmina enlists as a teacher: her decisions and conflicts. Offi (0:04)
  11. 11 Reel 2: Kuzmina enlists as a teacher: her decisions and conflicts. A yo (0:59)
  12. 12 Andantino in the Style of Martini by Fritz Kreisler (Reel 2: Kuzmina en (0:57)
  13. 13 Reel 2: Kuzmina enlists as a teacher: her decisions and conflicts. Kuzm (1:05)
  14. 14 Reel 2: Kuzmina enlists as a teacher: her decisions and conflicts. Kuzm (0:46)
  15. 15 Reel 2: Kuzmina enlists as a teacher: her decisions and conflicts. Kuzm (1:05)
  16. 16 Reel 2: Kuzmina enlists as a teacher: her decisions and conflicts. Kuzm (0:30)
  17. 17 Reel 3: Kuzmina arrives "alone" in the Altai Steppes. The Altai people (0:43)
  18. 18 Reel 3: Kuzmina arrives "alone" in the Altai Steppes. The Altai people (0:56)
  19. 19 Reel 3: Kuzmina arrives "alone" in the Altai Steppes. The Altai people (4:58)
  20. 20 Reel 3: Kuzmina arrives "alone" in the Altai Steppes. The Altai people (3:37)
  21. 21 Reel 3: Kuzmina arrives "alone" in the Altai Steppes. The Altai people (3:07)
  22. 22 Reel 3: Kuzmina arrives "alone" in the Altai Steppes. The Altai people (0:26)
  23. 23 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. Introduction - Anda (0:18)
  24. 24 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. The school class - (0:58)
  25. 25 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. The Bai selects the (2:53)
  26. 26 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. Kuzmina is struck a (0:43)
  27. 27 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. The village chairma (2:46)
  28. 28 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. Kuzmina sees the wi (0:50)
  29. 29 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. The village Soviet (3:04)
  30. 30 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. Kuzmina confronts t (1:15)
  31. 31 Reel 4: Kuzmina starts teaching the local children. The village chairma (0:41)
  32. 32 Reel 5: Kuzmina teaches in the open air while the sheep are being tende (2:12)
  33. 33 Reel 5: Kuzmina teaches in the open air while the sheep are being tende (2:48)
  34. 34 Reel 5: Kuzmina teaches in the open air while the sheep are being tende (1:23)
  35. 35 Reel 5: Kuzmina teaches in the open air while the sheep are being tende (1:10)
  36. 36 Reel 5: Kuzmina teaches in the open air while the sheep are being tende (4:43)
  37. 37 Reel 6: Attempted murder of Kuzmina as she is abandoned in the snow. Ku (2:05)
  38. 38 Reel 6: Attempted murder of Kuzmina as she is abandoned in the snow. A (1:12)
  39. 39 Reel 6: Attempted murder of Kuzmina as she is abandoned in the snow. Sn (2:18)
  40. 40 Reel 6: Attempted murder of Kuzmina as she is abandoned in the snow. Ku (1:32)
  41. 41 Reel 6: Attempted murder of Kuzmina as she is abandoned in the snow. Ku (4:50)
  42. 42 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. The village chairman meets with (0:25)
  43. 43 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. Kuzmina close to death in bed - (0:56)
  44. 44 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. The village chairman and meeting (0:26)
  45. 45 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. The children come to comfort Kuz (1:08)
  46. 46 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. The village chairman plans her f (0:55)
  47. 47 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. The locals express themselves vi (1:38)
  48. 48 Reel 7: Kuzmina's rescue by aeroplane. The aeroplane from Moscow arrive (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fitz-Gerald Primary Artist
hr_Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) Performing Ensemble
Barbara Buchholz Theremin
Dmitry Voropaev Tenor (Vocal)
Ulrich Edelmann Violin
Irina Mataeva Soprano (Vocal)
Mark van Tongeren Throat Singing
Frankfurt am Main Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Vocal Ensemble Vocal Ensemble
Mark Fitz-Gerald Conductor
Anna Kiknadze Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Hans Bernhard Bätzing Producer
Thomas Eschler Engineer
Geoffrey Paterson Composer's Assistant
Anastasia Belina Text Translation, Text Transcription
Mark van Tongeren Liner Notes
John Riley Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shostakovich Classic Restored

    Known primarily for his symphonies and string quartets, Dmitri Shostakovich was also a prolific film composer, although the three-dozen soundtracks he wrote haven’t received nearly as much attention as the rest of his output. Chandos has put out several CDs featuring excerpts from his various film scores, but to my knowledge, Naxos is the only label to release complete soundtracks. “Odna,” a 1930 film about a young female teacher attempting to bring a remote village in line with Soviet orthodoxy, represents the composer’s second score. It’s a large-scale work for orchestra, choir and solo vocalists, and also features some unusual instrumentation in the form of barrel organ and theremin (the first use on film of this wonderful instrument). Shostakovich was beginning to find his compositional voice at this time, and his “Odna” score reflects his growing confidence and maturity. It also demonstrates his keen grasp of dramatics and ability to underline a wide variety of emotions. Early in the film his cues project naïve optimism and sentimentality, but as the onscreen mood darkens, his score assumes a more introspective and mournful character. At all times Shostakovich’s score is inventive, passionate and committed. He effectively conveys in musical terms the contrast between the modern, forward- looking young teacher and the backward, superstitious villagers with whom she must contend. Although the original soundtrack was destroyed during World War II, it was painstakingly reconstructed by the conductor Mark Fitz-Gerald, who leads the Frankfurt Radio Symphony on this world premiere recording. Naxos is to be commended for making available this historically and artistically important chapter in the composer’s career.

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