Age of Gold
Cup winner: 5-4 eight, 13-8 nine,100-30 seven, 8 eleven, 66 ten, 100 twelve.
In the center of the ceiling is a scene of the Age of Gold
, separated from the rest of the frescoes by a Latin inscription.
His music spans nearly every conceivable form from solo piano and chamber music to large choral and orchestral works, from ballets (The Age of Gold
chronicles the adventures of a Soviet football team on tour in a fascist country - the composer was football-mad) to opera and even a kind of musical comedy in Cheryomushki, his ironic tribute to a brave new Moscow housing estate.
Another highlight of the eveningwas Shostakovich's wonderfully quirky polka from The Age of Gold
, which cannot fail to make you smile.
The soprano turns up in Ravel's Bolero and is given a gorgeous solo in Shostakovich's score for the ballet The Age of Gold
, which describes the adventures of a Soviet football team on tour in a fascist country.