In July 1914, the Bolsheviks and Mensehviks compete for representation of the working-class in the Duma. Maksim, who just returned from exile, calls the workers to strike as a protest against the firing of six of their colleagues. The traitor Platon Dymba assaults Maksim, wounding him severely. When the strike unfolds the workers demonstrate by the thousands, the news of the outbreak of World War I suddenly arrives. Maksim gets drafted.

Librettist (Music to the film "The Return of Maxim" directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg)
Date of composition 1937 (1936-1937)
Type Film score
Catalogue Op. 45
Instruments Orchestra
Autotranslations beta Dmitri Chostakovitch: The return of Maxim, Op. 45
Dmitrij Šostakovič: The return of Maxim, Op. 45
Dmitri Dmitrijewitsch Schostakowitsch: The return of Maxim, Op. 45