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This Film combines both Mussorsgky's famous composition, The Great Gate of Kiev from his work Pictures At An Exhibition,
& Bulgakov's astonishing book The Master and Margheritta

Mussorsgky's The Great Gate of Kiev
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was composed to honour the monumental gate Hartmann designed for Tsar Alexander II to commemorate the monarch's narrow escape from an assassination attempt on April 4, 1866.
The movement features a grand main theme that exalts the opening promenade.
The solemn secondary theme is based on a baptismal hymn from the repertory of Russian Orthodox chant.

Bulgakov's The Master and Marghueritta
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is woven around the premise of a visit by the Devil aka Professor Woland to the fervently atheistic Soviet Union, and the trial of Jesus in Ancient times....
Many critics consider this book to be one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, as well as one of the foremost Soviet satires.
It is suggested that the theme of the book, as well as rejecting dicatorial oppession, also exhorts us to find a cathartic spirtual transformation within, a theme close to the earlier and traditional Russian religious orientation.

In combining these two sources we meet the cat character Behemoth who is one of Woland's retinue and was formerly a Russian Noble before he became conscripted to work as one of Gods corrective agents.
He travels though time, as the dates displayed on-screen record Bulgakov's efforts to complete and publish his book under the Soviet Regime,
set in the 1930's, but finally published in 1966.
The dates culminate by setting the film at the time of Mussorsgys composition, 1874.....

Open Source Music via The Internet Archive
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

As Behemoth the Cat, Freesky Republic, Black Cat Avatar c/o Tamahikari Tammas, Behemoth as a Russian Nobleman, ThomasK Andel. Grateful Thanks to The Romanov Imperial Court of Russia SL for use of Pavelhof & Feodorhof.Original Composition Conceived, Directed & Produced by Celestial Elf c 2010.



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