Believe the Music. (1984)

Documentary №8924, 3 parts, duration: 0:28:24
Production: CSDF (RCSDF)
Director:Danilov L.
Camera operators:Durandin V., Mikosha V.
Anouncers:Kuznecov A.
Text authors:Avdeenko A.


The film is about the 2nd International Festival of Symphonic Music in Moscow.

Historical background:

In May 1984, Moscow hosted a second international music festival under the motto "Music for Humanity, peace and friendship between peoples".

Temporary description:

Mountain landscape. St. Basil's Cathedral. Mikis Theodorakis on the sidelines. Participants of the festival. City of Moscow. Kremlin. Says T. Khrennikov. Newsreel: the ruined city. Monument to Soviet and Norwegian troops. Newsreel: crackdown. They're coming fighters People's Army of Cuba. Listens E. Santos. Newsreel: crossing of the infantry and artillery. Playing T. Khrennikov. The streets of Washington, DC. Newsreel: an atomic explosion. Hall of the Conservatory. Streets, the city of Budapest, Prague, Helsinki, Athens, Moscow. The building of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR.

Reel №1

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Newsreel of the early twentieth century:

Palm tree by the sea - MS.

Mountains - MS.

Reed - MS.

Sea waves - MS., PNRM.

River, boulders - LS., PNRM.

City by the sea.

Tram on the street - MS.

Is an old man with baggage - MS.

Go machine - MS., Departure.

Buildings - MS. (With motion).

Mountain landscape - MS., PNRM. (The plane).


Basil's Cathedral in Moscow - MS., Departure.

Embankment of the Moscow River - LS., PNRM.

Kremlin - LS.

Flags of participating in the festival - CU., MS.

Festival posters - CU., MS., PNRM.

Composer Mikis Theodorakis (Greece), Yasumi Akutagova (Japan), O. Quam (Norway), D. Kabalevsky, A. Eshpai the sidelines - CU.

Opening the festival: composer Tikhon Khrennikov read greeting KG Chernenko festival participants (synchronously).

Listen, applaud - MS.

Among the spectators composers Pakhmutova, D. Kabalevsky.

The book R. Roland "Colas Breugnon" with illustrations - CU.

D. Kabalevsky conducts orchestra performing the overture to the opera "Colas Breugnon" (synchronous).

Newsreel 1939-1945.:

France: Rails - MS.

Destroyed Oradour, skeleton car, abandoned well - MS., CU.

The wall with the names pierced by bullets - CU., PNRM.

Cemetery wall - MS., PNRM.

A fragment of the memorial - CU., PNRM.

Monument to victims of Nazism - MS., PNRM.

Open book of Erasmus' Praise of Folly ", a portrait of Erasmus in the book - CU.

State Symphony Orchestra of the USSR performs chapel "Debate about the world" O. Quat (synchronous) - MS., PNRM.

Road in the mountains (with us), machines on the highway - MS., PNRM.

Children stand at the monument - MS., PNRM.

Monument, Tombstone - MS., CU.

Reel №2

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Listening to French composer E. Bondevil - MS., CU.

Open book by the French poet Rimbaud A. - CU.

State Symphony Orchestra of the Latvian SSR under Vladimir Sinai performs "Scherzo for Orchestra" by E. Bondevila (synchronously).

Listening - CU.


Police disperse a demonstration, shouting woman - CU., MS.

The explosion in the street - MS., Hitting.

A woman stands at the smoke from the volcano crater - MS.

Go and chant young fighters of the People's Army - MS.

Brazilian city - LS., Hitting.

Homeless people sleep outside - CU.

Poor house by the river - MS., Departure, PNRM.

Sky, mountains - MS., Departure, PNRM.

Listening to a concert, among them - the People's Artist of the USSR Arkhipov, cellist D. Shafran - MS., CU.

Orchestra performs "Symphonic Fantasy" Zhu Tszyanera (synchronous) - MS., Departure, PNRM.

Chinese composer Zhu Tszyaner autographs, chatting with other participants of the festival - CU.

A. listen Eshpai, Mexican composer Enrique Santos - CU.

Orchestra under Vladimir Sinai performed the overture "Simon Belivar" E. Santos (synchronously) - CU.

Portrait of S. Bolivar - CU., Departure.

The concert for piano and orchestra of Korean composer Yun Chung Nam soloist B. Petrushansky (synchronous) - MS., Departure.

Newsreel 1941-1945.:

Soldiers go on rails, ready to cross.

The construction of the river crossing.

Battlefield are tanks.


The soldier with the girl at the crossing.

Composer A. Eshpai in Hall - MS., CU.

Oboist Lyubimov soloist in a concert A. Eshpai for Oboe and Orchestra (synchronously) - MS.

Polish composer K. Penderecki conducts the Grand Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television of the USSR, the executing Concerto № 2 for Cello and Orchestra (synchronous) - Various.

A. Eshpai backstage congratulating Penderecki - MS.

B. Petrushansky, composer A. Flyarkovsky in the hall - CU.

TN Khrennikov executes third concerto for piano and orchestra (synchronous) - MS., Hitting.

Reel №3

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Festival posters - MS.

D. Kitaenko conducts orchestra performing a symphony by Leonard Bernstein "The age of anxiety" (synchronous) - CU.

Pictures of landscapes of America - MS.

The streets of Washington - MS.

Leaf through the festival program with biographies of composers - CU.

Listens to Japanese composer Yasushi Akutagawa - CU.

J. Akutagawa and other festival participants at the eternal flame at the Kremlin wall - CU., MS.

Newsreel 1945:

Atomic explosion - CU.

A wounded child, are injured - MS.

Destroyed house - MS., PNRM.

Japanese girl cries in the street - MS., CU.

Landscape - LS.

Stand and lay people - CU., MS.

Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, listening in the hall - different.

Soloists and choir of the Moscow Academic Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko of operas J. Akutagawa "Orpheus in Hiroshima" (synchronous) - MS.

Listening D. Kabalevsky - CU.

Opera music - MS.

The audience applauded - CU., MS., Departure.

J. Akutagawa with soloists on stage, congratulating him, receives flowers - MS., Departure, impact.

Academic Symphony Orchestra of Moscow State Philharmonic under the direction of D. Kitaenko State Academic Choir of the Latvian SSR and Kaunas State Choir sing the seventh "Spring Symphony" by M. Theodorakis (synchronous) - CU., MS.

M. Theodorakis in the hall - MS.

Prague - LS. (The top point), run, PNRM.

Budapest, people on the street - MS., PNRM., Departure.

City - LS., PNRM. (Top point).

Tokyo Street - MS., PNRM.

Helsinki street, people on the street - MS., PNRM.

Athens - LS. (Top point).

The streets of Moscow are passers - MS., Departure.

The building of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR - MS.

People stand and walk under umbrellas - MS.

Animation: photos of the young pianist Evgeny Kissin at the piano - MS.

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