WORKS: Film music by Shostakovich
CATALOGUE NO: 10 822
Shostakovich’s name, on the other hand, is big and bold on two new offerings of his film music. New Babylon was his first film score, which in this recording by the Russian State Symphony Orchestra emerges spring-fresh with plenty of circus ‘oompah’. Movie Madness is a conspectus of his film music from three decades and it is fascinating.