"Friends". Music for the film.
Scriptwriters: L. Arnshtam and N. Tikhonov. Director: L. Arnshtam.
"Mosfilm" studios, 1938.
Manuscripts: Fragments of the score are in the family archive; orchestral and choir scores in the Leningrad State Archive for Literature and Art, (Stack 257, Inv. 16, Item 2079).
First Edition: D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 34, Moscow, 1985.
"In the film 'Friends'... music will play a very big part. Here I shall come up against folk art, which I have never worked on before. I must admit, I find this work really captivating. I am making a thorough study of the songs and music of the peoples of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Kabardino-Balkaria."
(D. Shostakovich, "My Current Works", "Rabochii i teatr", 1937, No.11)