New Babylon

commune_barricades.pngGeoff Brown at the Barbican [Times Online, 10 November 2006]
No Shostakovich bonanza would be complete without some live performance of New Babylon, his only silent-film score, written in a flurry of experimentation early in 1929. But reviving Kozintsev and Traubergís whirling drama of the 1871 Paris Commune has never been an easy task.