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Dmitri Shostakovich

The Gadfly, op.97a: Romance (5:53)

Dmitri Shstakovich wrote the whole Suite of this music for the Russian movie adaptation of the Ethel Lilian Voynich book ‘The Gadfly‘, that movie being released in 1955, and rarely, if at all, seen outside of Russia. The author Ethel Voynich was in fact a short term Mistress of Sidney Reilly, who ‘bared his soul’ to her during the affair. Voynich then composed a fictional novel based loosely around the life of Sidney Reilly.…

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