"The Golden Mountains". Music for the film.
Script-writers: L. Arnshtam, A. Mikhailovsky, V. Nedobrovo, S. Yutkevich. Director: S. Yutkevich.
"Soyuzkino" (Leningrad Film Factory). Released on September 6, 1931 (a new version released on August 14, 1936).
Manuscripts: Hand-written score in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art, Stack 2048, Inv. 3, Item 104) and in the Glinka State Central Museum for Musical Culture (Stack 32, Item 103). Hand-written piano score in the Glinka State Central Museum for Musical Culture (Stack 32, Item 104).
Opus 30ą. Suite for an orchestra from the music for the film "The Golden Mountains"
5. Funeral March
First Performance: Moscow,1931. Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre of the USSR. Conductor A. Melik-Pashaev.
First Edition: Score, "Muzgiz" Publishers, Moscow, 1935.
Manuscripts: Authorized copy of the score kept in the Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (Stack 32,Item 42).
Orchestral Voices: Leningrad State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 9539, Item 23780).
"These were already real Soviet talking pictures (I stress 'Soviet' having in mind as I do so their subject-matter and ideological thrust). This is what makes me see my work on them as very important. I was lucky: in those days many people used to see music as mere 'illustration', an accompaniment for images, but the directors of these two pictures F. Ermler and S. Yutkevich happened to have a feel for music, to be sensitive to the role which needs to be assigned to music in talking pictures".
(D. Shostakovich, "Cinema as a school for the Composer" - in the book: "Thirty Years of Soviet Cinematography", Moscow, 1950).