“Three Days Till The Spring” Original Motion Picture Score
Limited Edition of 100 copies
Label: KMRCD 050
Film Date: 2017
Album Date: 2021
KeepMoving Records releases the premiere film score of Russian composer Anton Lubchenko from Leningrad-set action thriller Three Days Till The Spring.
Directed by Alexander Kasatkin, Three Days Till The Spring takes place during the 1000-day siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). As a military operation destroys the storage of an experimental medicine institute, the threat of deadly dangerous viruses means that the city faces a biological catastrophe with only three days left till spring. It’s up to Dr. Olga Maritskaya (Elena Lotova) and an NKVD officer Vladimir Andreev (Kirill Pletnyov) to save the city from a threat that is sadly all too topical nowadays too.
Inspired by the film music of the 1960s and 1970s (when these war epics were first made in Soviet cinema), the main theme from Lubchenko’s score is a beautiful waltz, inspired by an earlier title of the movie (Leningrad Waltz). Besides this recurring waltz (an admittedly unique addition to a thriller score), the composer also provides a powerful theme for the people suffering as well as a handful of powerful organ cues lingering ominously over the besieged city. The score was recorded by the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra in the Theatre Concert Hall under the baton of Anton Lubchenko.
The liner notes by Gergely Hubai discuss the film and the musical score, featuring original comments from the composer himself.