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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich (arr. Robert Peel)


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Subtitle: From The Gadfly


General Info

Year: 1955 / 1985
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Heritage Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Errata

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Program Notes

The Gadfly is a 1955 Soviet historical drama film based on the eponymous novel by Ethel Lilian Voynich and directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer. In 1955 the film was third in attendance in the Soviet Union, collecting 39.16 million ticket sales.

The motion picture tells a story of the underground struggle of Italian patriots against the Austrian invaders for independence of their homeland. Against the background of these events is a tragic story of a man transformed from a pure heart and an enthusiastic young man to a ruthless revolutionary -- the legendary and elusive Gadfly.

The Gadfly Suite, Op. 97a, is a suite for orchestra arranged from the composition by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) for the 1955 Soviet film The Gadfly. This Suite is a selection of music derived from the film arranged by Soviet composer Levon Atovmian and has been recorded by several orchestras. As of the end of the twentieth century the complete score of the film had still not been recorded in its entirety.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) - 21 November 2021


Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • The Gadfly Suite, Wikipedia. Accessed 10 May 2020
  • Shostakovich, D.; Peel, R. (1985). Romance: From The Gadfly [score]. Heritage Music Press: Dayton, Ohio.