"Meeting on the Elbe". Music for the film.
Scriptwriters: Brothers Tur and L. Sheinin. Director: G. Alexandrov.
"Mosfilm" studios. 1949.
Released on March 16, 1949.
First Edition: Muzgiz Publishers, Moscow, 1949.
Manuscripts: Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 2048, Inv. 1, Item 40).
Hand-written score in the Glinka State Central Museum for Musical Culture (Stack 32, Item 100).
Song of Peace ("The Wind of Peace flutters the Victory Banners") for a male choir and piano. Words by Y. Dolmatovsky.
First Edition: D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 34, Moscow, 1986; Vol. 42, Moscow, 1987.
Opus 80ą. Suite from the music for the film "Meeting on the Elbe".
2. Longing for Home
3. Dietrich's Departure
4. In the American Zone
5. In the Old Town
6. March Song
8. Song of Peace
Manuscripts: Separate Pieces - Sheet-Music Library of the All-Union Radio and Central Television.
First Edition: Unpublished.
"The situation I had observed before, namely that for a composer the cinema is not just a school of craftsmanship but often a political seminar as well, applied most clearly on this occasion"
(D. Shostakovich, "The Cinema as a School for the Composer". From the book: "Thirty Years of Soviet Cinematography", Moscow, 1950)