Close Up Shostakovich
Celia, how wonderful of you to post this for us... fine music is resurrection for the soul...Saturday nite, thank you so much!
thanks for the movie (rod serling last time around was great too!) sublime music even if the film errs on the side of brevity. i can't think of another composer whose work is more apropos to our time. he stared down stalin and then spat on his grave.
the endless desolation of symphony no. 11 helped get me through 2020. https://open.spotify.com/album/3jATsKGghPCNB1wUrGGgr6
Am a huge classical music fan and Shostakovich has long been one of my favorite composers along with Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Tchaikovsky. Thank you for this wonderful music documentary recommendation. Creative performing arts is the best part of being human and the thing the globalist predator technocrat megalomaniac total slavery control freaks most want to destroy.
Much of this essay, proposing peace with Russia, highlights the art of Shostakovich.
Here's my favorite piece of music written by Shostakovich. Symphony #8, 3rd Movement. Highly original. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhcw41fOdEY
Shostakovich was a genius.
Thanks for the recommendation Celia: that documentary was an absolute gem. (It contrasts hilariously with our low-brow choice for our guests tonight)!
Here's my contribution - "Finding Joy Among the Skullduggery".
Thank you, Celia!
Watching it first thing in the morning. I know nothing about him beyond his name, a sense of his stature and what you wrote. Always want to know about artists who go the distance and let nothing get in the way of the work involved in developing and bringing forth their art with its capacity to elevate the spirit and uplift those who can receive it. Never an easy path.
What's not to like?... I'd love to watch this! ...BSO (Boston Symphony Orch) had this to say about one of my most fave symphonies: "More has been written and said about the Symphony No. 5 of Dmitri Shostakovich than about any other single symphony composed in the 20th century."--more here: https://www.bso.org/works/symphony-no-5-shostakovich
How do you know so much about Russian culture?
Can’t find the movie.
Thank you. My young nephews play the piano so naturally I shared the film with their mother.
Arrived at this on Sunday morning. Maybe to be watched tonight. Thank you.
Thank you. Always looking for film recommendations.
Thank you, Celia, I cannot wait to watch this.