DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): The New Babylon - Complete Film Score.
Catalogue Number: 12N009
Description: The third Shostakovich complete score in this series contains all the surviving music from the original "lost" manuscript score (including four minutes of the original ending which was cut) and is also the first to use the composer's exact orchestration: single strings, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, trombone, piano, two percussionists and timpani. Just like in the good old days of the Marco Polo film score series, the notes are plentiful (10 full pages plus one for the synopsis), with separate sections "The Factory of the Eccentric Actor and New Babylon", "The Historical Contexts of New Babylon", "The Original Music" and a Conductor's Note on both music and the recording. There are also seven stills from the film and the production. 2 CDs. Basel Sinfonietta; Mark Fitz-Gerald.