And Memory Will Recall in the Sounds... (lost Soviet biographic drama film; 1987)

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Theatrical poster for And Memory Will Recall in the Sounds....

Status: Lost

And Memory Will Recall in the Sounds... (Russian: И в звуках память отзовётся..., Ukrainian: І в звуках пам'ять відгукнеться... aka Roses for the Maestro) is a 1987 Soviet biographic drama film that was directed by Tymofiy Levchuk and produced by Dovzhenko Film Studio. It starred the famous People's Artist of Ukrainian SSR, Fedir Stryhun.


The film tells story of Ukrainian composer and folklorist, Mykola Lysenko, who founded the national school of composers. The film also featured his music and Ukrainian folk songs. A detailed plot summary is available on the book Советские художественные фильмы. Аннотированный каталог (1986-1987) (Soviet Feature Films: Annotated Catalogue (1986-1987), pp. 69-70).

Beginning of the 20th century. The already not young Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko sets off for a walk around Kyiv. And this journey through the city turns into a kind of reflection on his life for the composer. The whole way, memories persistently bring him back to the past. First, to his childhood, to the village of Hrynky in Poltava oblast. There he was friends with peasant children, there he first heard wonderful Ukrainian songs. And as a young man, he met his first love, a peasant girl named Nastya. Then he remembers May 1861 when he attended the funeral of the great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. Nikolay stood with friends next to the kobzar's coffin and made a vow to himself: to someday set the poet's verses to music. Then he recalled his trips abroad and to Russia, meetings with great Russian composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky. The persistent work on the opera "Taras Bulba". And finally, the images of two women, Olga O'Conner and Olga Lypska, who gifted him with love, happiness, and inspiration[1].

Production Crew

  • Writer: Ivan Drach, Ivan Mykolaichuk
  • Film Director: Tymofiy Levchuk
  • Director of Photography: Eduard Pluchik
  • Production Designer: Volodymyr "Vulf" Arhanov
  • Sound Designer: Yuriy Rykov
  • Director: Serhyy Omelchuk
  • Cameraman: Oleg Glushchuk, Volodymyr Hutovskyy, Alexander Nayda, Dmytro Vakulyuk
  • Set Decorator: Alexander Danilenko, Georgy Usenko
  • Costume Designer: Tatyana Rakhmanova, Svetlana Ulko
  • Make-up Artist: Ekaterina Kuzmenko
  • Film Editor: Larysa Ulytska
  • Production Management: N. Osipenko, V. Fesenko, V. Beryoza
  • Art Direction: Vladimir Dubrovskiy
  • Best Boy: G. Sidorenko
  • Music Editor: Volodymyr Gronsky
  • Editor: Tatyana Kovtun
  • Production: A. Kokhansky, L. Medyany, S. Petrova
  • Production Manager: Grigoriy Chuzhiy


  • Fedir Stihun as Mykola Lysenko
  • Igor Tadaraikin as Young Mykola Lysenko
  • Maxim Shaporenko as Mykola Lysenko in childhood
  • Elena Karadzhova as Olga O'Konnor
  • Lyudmyla Shevel as Olga Lypska
  • Pavel Makhotin as Lysenko's father
  • Nina Veselovskaya as Lysenko's mother
  • Andriy Kharytonov as Mykhailo Starytskyy
  • Volodymyr Antonov as Ostap Veresai
  • Konstyantyn Stepankov as Sozont
  • Valeri Potapenko as Sidor
  • Andrei Krylov as Young Sidor
  • Leonid Bakshtaev as Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Anatoliy Barchuk as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Volodymyr Saranchuk as Modest Mussorgsky
  • Yuri Rudchenko as Alexander Borodin


The film was shot in Kyiv, Hrynky and St. Petersburg. The script for the film was written in 1979-1982 by Ivan Drach and Ivan Mikolaichuk, during a period of their internal emigration.


Film poster in Ukrainian language.

The film was theatrically released on August 14th, 1987[1]. It also was released in Ukrainian language in same year.


After the completion of its theatrical release, the film has never been broadcast on television or released on home video. There is a lot of incorrect information about the film online. For example, entirely different films or YouTube videos are published on websites using the name of this film.




External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 V. F. Semerchuk, E. M. Barykin Советские художественные фильмы. Аннотированный каталог (1986-1987). pp. 69-70. ISBN 5-88289-247-3