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09 Nov 2006

New Babylon,,14936-2445194,00.html

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 Trauberg’s whirling drama of the 1871 Paris Commune has never been an easy task.

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