Film & TV
Symphonic Suite No. 1, from the film Komsomol: Patron of Electricity (1932)
Schirmer Russian Music
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The film is worth reviving if for no other reason than its extraordinary music. It begins weirdly with a theremin wailing along with a song for a soprano and baritone. The young composer did not yet have a voice, and Stravinsky, Scriabin and Schoenberg keep popping up in his early work. But Popov was cosmopolitan with flair.
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times,1/1/0001