Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin

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  • Recording The Oratorio Song Of The Forests

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    the film music Michurin that was about the life of horticulturist Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin (1855-1935). The film music encouraged Shostakovich to compose another work based on the same rural theme. Below is his statement during the aired interview in 1955 that confirms it: “My work in cinematography has proven beneficial for my activity as a composer. Indeed, a number of my compositions are a direct outcome of my work in the cinema. For instance, my work on the film Michurin has prompted me