Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

Chant des grands fleuves (1954)

music for the documentary film directed by Joris Ivens, Joop Huiskens, Robert Ménégoz and Ruy Santos

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1954
    • Publisher : Le Chant du Monde
    • Opus : 95
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      texte de Bertolt Brecht (n° 2) traduit par Semyon Kirsanov ; Semyon Kirsanov (n° 3)

Detailed formation
  • soloist : solo bass voice
  • mixed choir(soprano [], viola [], tenor [], bass voice [])
  • 3 flutes (also piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussionist, harp, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 1 November 1954
    Location :

    première projection du film


    Performers :

    le chœur et l'orchestre de la Radio de Leipzig, direction : W. Raatke.

Table of contents

  1. [Introduction] (Allegro)
  2. Chant de l'unité (Allegro non troppo)
  3. Prologue
  4. Episode de l'inculpation (Adagio)
  5. "K.K.K." [= Klu Klux Klan] (Allegro)
  6. Afrique du Sud (Allegro)
  7. Enfants (Moderato)
  8. Dur labeur (Moderato)