Original Title: Novyy Vavilon
Directed by: G.Kozintsev, L.Trauberg
Writing credits: G.Kozintsev, L.Trauberg
Starring: David Gutman; Y. Kuzmina, A. Kostrichkin, P. Sobolevsky, Y. Zhejmo, S. Gerasimov
Genre: drama
Country: Soviet Union
Running Time: 96 mins.


Instrumentation List:

New Babylon

Restored from 1929 manuscript of Dmitri Shostakovich’s only silent film work.

1 flute
1 oboe
1 clarinet
1 bassoon
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2 horns
2 trumpets
1 trombone
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percussion (2)
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piano (2 minute solo)
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strings


Articles:

Brock records his restoration of Shostakovich masterpiece with Vienna's ORF.

Working hand in hand with the ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien and the Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Timothy Brock conducted a recording session of his restoration of Dmitri Shostakovich only silent-film score, NEW BABYLON (1929/30).

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Reviews:

Restoration of New Babylon

Where exact synchronisation was called for it was spot on; but more often one was admiring a great deal of excellent solo playing from principals in every section and fine ensemble playing.

Lindis Taylor, The Evening Post, August 2001

 

The Wellington Sinfonia under Brock did a splendid job, with the trumpet of John Taber brilliantly prominent, and, for all my reservations, it was a unique opportunity to experience such an uncompromising representation of the director’s intentions.

John Button, The Dominion, August 2001

 

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