Year of production: 2001
The chronicle of the composer''s life first ever narrated on the basis of his compositions, letters, declassified documents, recollections of his contemporaries, photos and video files.
- 87 fragments of music performed by the maestro himself and major contemporary musicians;
- 33 unique fragments of the documentaries dating back to different years;
- 400 pages of text including 250 letters of the composer;
- over 1,000 photos, documents and autograph music manuscripts;
- 210 unique artistic collage screens;
- specially developed animated film;
- other reference info.
CD-ROM and DVD versions of the disk "Dmitry Shostakovich" were published in three languages - English, French and German by Chandos Records Ltd (Essex, Great Britain).
In March 2000 the French version of the disk received a Diapason d''Or award in the "Classiques en Images" festival, in Louvre museum, Paris.
The Russian version of the disk received the Grand Prix of the major national multimedia fair "ANIGRAPH-2001".
PC: Pentium MMX, 32 Mb RAM, 800x600 display, High Color (32K colors), 16-bit sound card, Windows 95 or later, QuickTime 3.0 or higher;
Macintosh : Power PC, 32 Mb RAM, 800x600 display, Thousands of Colors (32K colors), MacOS 7.5 or higher, QuickTime 3.0 or higher.