October 4 2014

Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, made in 1925, is about a mutiny that occurred during the 1905 revolution.

Fiftieth anniversary edition with a Shostakovich soundtrack, mainly the fifth symphony (which opens and closes the film), but there are also passages from 4, 8, 10 and 11 (analysis here):

In hi res here with a different soundtrack (not sure by whom, but here is information on all its soundtracks).

Shostakovich’s eleventh symphony, The Year 1905, was premiered October 30 1957, close to the fortieth anniversary of the October revolution, by the USSR Symphony Orchestra under Natan Rakhlin.

Adagio (The Palace Square)Allegro (The 9th of January) (Julian calendar), Adagio (Eternal Memory)Allegro non troppo (Tocsin).

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Royal Albert Hall, August 16 2005:

1905 (other post).

One Response to “1905”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    The eleventh symphony has been described as film music without a film.

    Shostakovich film scores:


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