Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz & Mark Fitz-Gerald - The Gadfly (Original Score)
Classical, Soundtrack | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 61:26 min | 236 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017
Set in mid-nineteenth-century Italy during a turbulent period of pre-Unification political unrest, The Gadfly drew from Shostakovich one of his most dazzling and popular film scores, heard hitherto on record only in a suite arranged and re-orchestrated by Levon Atovmian. This recording presents the full, original score for the first time, as closely as possible to Shostakovichs original conception. Reconstructed by Mark Fitz-Gerald from the original manuscript and the Russian film soundtrack, it calls for a large orchestra including church bells, an organ, two guitars and a mandolin, all excluded from the Atovmian suite.