Shostakovich, In Toto

Shostakovich’s waltz from the previous post has been given some cinematic glory, especially from the visionary Stanley Kubrick.  Over a decade before, the visionary David Lynch had TOTO keyboardist David Paich compose the score for his epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune (a project that Lynch had tremendous enthusiasm for, despite his later disowning it).  As Paich remembered, Lynch had Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony in mind for the kind of music he wanted for his film.  As this track demonstrates, Paich and his bandmates ran with that influence and achieved a beautiful result:

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