Opus by Shostakovich

COMPOSITIONS by DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:
Regeneration (1962-1968)

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Last update: 19 August 2006


Clustering after Elizabeth Wilson's book "SHOSTAKOVICH: A Life Remembered":

  • Childhood and Youth (1906-1924)
  • The Young Composer Established (1925-1935)
  • Criticism and the Response to Criticism (1936-1940)
  • The War Years (1941-1945)
  • The Final Years of Stalinism (1946-1952)
  • The Thaw (1953-1961)
  • Regeneration (1962-1968)
  • The Last Years (1969-1975)


    Compositions without opus numbers are allotted a letter designation B, C, D, etc. to facilitate indexing

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    Regeneration (1962-1968)

    Opus 113-134

    Opus 113: Symphony No. 13 B flat minor "Babi-Yar" after Poems by Yevtushenko for bass, bass chorus and orchestra (1962)

    Parts:
    1. Babiy Yar: Adagio - 17 min.
    2. Humour: Allegretto - 8 min.
    3. In the Store: Adagio - 13 min.
    4. Fears: Adagio - 12 min.
    5. A Career: Allegretto - 12 min.
    First performance: 18 December 1962 in Moscow Conservatory by Moscow PO and Republican State and Gnessin Intitute Choruses under K. Kondrashin; soloist: V. Gromadsky.
    Introduction to Symphony No. 13.
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    Opus 113B: Reduction of Symphony No. 13 for two pianos four hands (1962)

    Opus 114: "Katerina Izmailova", opera in 4 acts after Leskov (1956-1963)

    Revision of opus 29 (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district).
    First performance: 8 January 1963 in Moscow under G. Provatorov; design by I. Sumbatashvili; produced by L. Mikhailov.
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    Opus 114A: Suite of Five Fragments from the Opera "Katarina Izmailova" for orchestra (1963)
    Soprano aria in fragment No. 2.
    Five Entr'actes:
    1. Allegretto (between Scenes 1 and 2) - 3 min.
    2. Allegro con brio (between Scenes 2 and 3) - 2 min.
    3. Largo (between Scenes 4 and 5) - 9 min.
    4. Allegretto (between Scenes 6 and 7) - 2 min.
    5. Presto (between Scenes 7 and 8) - 2 min.
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    Opus 114B: Music to the Film "Katerina Izmailova" (1966)
    Filmversion of opus 114; director: M. Shapiro (Lenfilm).
    First performance: 1966 by Sevchenko Opera and Ballet Company of Kiev under K. Simeonov.
    Opus 114C: Passacaglia from the Opera "Katerina Izmailova" for organ
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    Opus 115: Overture on Russian and Khirghiz Folk Themes for orchestra (1963)
    In honour of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Kirghizia into the Russian State.
    First performance: 10 Oktober 1963 in Moscow Conservatory by USSR SO under K. Ivanov.
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    Opus 116: Music to the Film "Hamlet" after Shakespeare for orchestra (1963-1964)
    Translation: Boris Pasternak.
    Filmproducer: G. Kosintsev (Lenfilm).
    First performance: 19 April 1964 by Leningrad PO under N. Rabinovich.
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    Opus 116A: Suite from "Hamlet" for orchestra (1964)
    Eight pieces; assembled by L. Atovmian.
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    Opus 117: String Quartet No. 9 E flat major (1964)
    Movements:
    1. Moderato con moto - 4 min.
    2. Adagio - 6 min.
    3. Allegretto - 4 min.
    4. Adagio - 5 min.
    5. Allegro - 10 min.
    Dedicated to Irina Antonovna Shostakovich (third wife).
    First performance: 20 November 1964 in Moscow Conservatory by the Beethoven Quartet.
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    Opus 118: String Quartet No. 10 A flat major (1964)
    Movements:
    1. Andante - 5 min.
    2. Allegretto furioso - 4 min.
    3. Adagio - 7 min.
    4. Allegretto - 9 min.
    Dedicated to Moishe Vainberg (composer).
    First performance: 20 November 1964 in Moscow Conservatory by the Beethoven Quartet.
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    Opus 118A: Symphony for Strings A flat major (1964)
    Arrangement by R. Barshai after opus 118.
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    Opus 119: "The Execution of Stepan Razin", cantata after Yevtushenko for bass, mixed chorus and orchestra (1964)
    Duration: 26 min.
    Originally conceived as first movement of a choral symphony, presumably to symphony no. 13.
    First performance: 28 December 1964 in Moscow Conservatory by Moscow PO and RSFSR Academic Russian Chorus under K. Kondrashin; soloist: V. Gromadsky (bass).
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    Opus 119B: Reduction of "The Execution of Stepan Razin" for voices and piano (1964)
    Reduction of opus 119 by the composer and G. Rosenthal.
    Opus 120: Music to the Film "A Year Is Like a Lifetime" for orchestra (1965)
    Filmdirector: G. Roshal (Mosfilm).
    Based on the life of Karl Marx.
    First performance:'1965.
    Opus 120A: Suite from "A Year Is Like a Lifetime" for orchestra (1965)
    Seven pieces; assembled by L. Atovmian.
    1. Overture: Allegro non troppo
    2. The Barricades: Moderato non troppo
    3. Intermezzo: Allegro
    4. Farewell (Monologue): Andante
    5. Scene (Little Waltz): Allegretto
    6. The Battle: Moderato
    7. Finale: Adagio
    Opus 121: Five Romances on Texts from the Magazine "Krokodil" for bass and piano (1965)
    Texts from readers' letters, published in issue No. 24 (30 August 1965).
    First performance: 28 May 1966 in Leningrad by Y. Nesterenko (bass) and D. Shostakovich.
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    Opus 122: String Quartet No. 11 F minor (1966)
    Movements:
    1. Introduction: Andantino - 2 min.
    2. Scherzo: Allegretto - 3 min.
    3. Recitative: Adagio - 1 min. 30 sec.
    4. Etude: Allegro - 1 min.
    5. Humoresque: Allegro - 1 min.
    6. Elegy: Adagio - 4 min.
    7. Finale: Moderato - 3 min.
    Dedicated to the memory of V. Shirinsky (2nd violist of the Beethoven Quartet).
    First performance: 28 May 1966 in Leningrad by the Beethoven Quartet.
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    Opus 123: "Preface to the Complete Collection of My Works and Brief Reflections on this Preface" for bass and piano (1966)
    Text: D. Shostakovich; incorporating a paraphrase of an epigram by Pushkin (History of a versifier).
    First performance: 28 May 1966 in Leningrad by Y. Nesterenko (bass) and D. Shostakovich.
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    Opus 124: Two Choruses after Davidenko for chorus and orchestra (1962)
    From the oratorio "The road of October" by A. Davidenko.
    1. To the Tenth Verst (after P. Ediet)
    2. The Street in Turmoil (after M. Shorin)
    Originally issued without opusnumber.
    First performance: 24 February 1964 in Moscow Conservatoty by Moscow Radio SO and RSFSR Academic Russian Chorus under A. Yurlov.
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    Opus 124B: Transcription of "Songs and Dances of Death" by Mussorgsky for voice and piano (1962)
    Dedicated to Galina Vichnevskaya (soprano).
    First performance: 12 November 1962 in Gorky by Gorky PO under M. Rostropovich; solist: G. Vishnevskaya (soprano).
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    Opus 124C: The Lady and the Hooligan, ballet in one act
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    Opus 125: Instrumentation of Schumanns Cello Concerto A minor (1963)
    Movements:
    1. Nicht zu schnell - 12 min. 30 sec.
    2. Langsam - 4 min.
    3. Sehr lebhaft - 8 min.
    Dedicated to M. Rostropovich; Schumann's opusnumber; there is no independent Shostakovich' opusnumber.
    First performance: 5 Oktober 1963 in Moscow Conservatory by USSR SO under B. Khaikin; soloist; M. Rostropovich (cello).
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    Opus 126: Cello Concerto No. 2 G minor (1966)
    Movements:
    1. Largo - 14 min.
    2. Scherzo. Allegretto - 4 min.
    3. Finale. Allegretto - 16 min.
    Dedicated to M. Rostropovich.
    First performance: 25 September 1966 in Moscow Conservatory by USSR State SO under Y. Svetlanov; soloist: M. Rostropovich.
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    Opus 126B: Reduction of Cello Concerto No. 2 for cello and piano (1966)

    Opus 127: Seven Romances on Poems by Blok for soprano, violin, cello and piano (1967)

    Dedicated to G. Vishnevskaya.
    Composed for the 50th anniversary of the Octoberrevolution.
    1. Song of Ophelia: Moderato
    2. Gamayun, the bird of prophecy: Adagio
    3. We Were Together (That troubled night): Allegretto
    4. The City Sleeps (Deep in sleep): Largo
    5. The Storm: Allegro
    6. Secret Signs: Largo
    7. Music: Largo
    First performance: October 1967 in Moscow Conservatory by G. Vishnevsakaya (soprano), D. Oistrakh (violin), M. Rostropovich (cello) and M. Vainberg (piano).
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    Opus 128: Romance "Spring, Spring" to Verses by Pushkin for bass and piano (1967)
    Text by A. Pushkin (from "Yevgeny Onegin").
    First performance: November 1979 in Leningrad by Y. Nesterenko (bass).
    Opus 128B: Orchestration of the Romance "Spring, Spring" to Verses by Pushkin for bass and orchestra (1967)
    Orchestrated by G. Rozhdestvensky.
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    Opus 129: Violin Concerto No. 2 C sharp minor (1967)
    Dedicated to D. Oistrakh as a gift on his 60th birthday (miscalculation).
    Movements:
    1. Moderato - Allegretto
    2. Adagio
    3. Adagio - Allegro
    First performance: 26 Oktober 1967 in Moscow Conservatory by Moscow PO under K. Kondrashin; soloist: D. Oistrakh (violin).
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    Opus 129B: Reduction of Violin Concerto for violin and piano (1967)
    Violin part edited by D. Oistrakh.
    Opus 130: Funeral-Triumphal Prelude for orchestra (1967)
    In memory of the heroes of the battle of Stalingrad.
    First performance: October 1967.
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    Opus 131: "October", symphonic poem C minor for orchestra (1967)
    Composed for the 50th anniversary of the October revolution.
    First performance: 16 September 1967 in Volgograd by USSR SO under M. Shostakovich.
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    Opus 132: Music to the Film "Sofya Perovskaya" (1967)
    Scenario: E. Gavrilovich; director: L. Arnstamm.
    Based on life and execution of assassin of tsar Aleksandr III.
    First performance: 1968.
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    Opus 133: String Quartet No. 12 D flat major (1968)
    Dedicated to D. Tsyganov (1st violist of the Beethoven Quartet).
    First performance: 14 September 1968 in Moscow Conservatory by the Beethoven Quartet.
    Movements:
    1. Moderato - 7 min.
    2. Allegro - Adagio - Moderato - Adagio - Moderato - Allegretto - 21 min.
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    Opus 134: Sonata for violin and piano (1968)
    Dedicated to D. Oistrakh for his 60th birtday.
    Movements:
    1. Andante - 12 min.
    2. Allegretto - 7 min.
    3. Largo. Andante. Largo - 15 min.
    First performance: 3 May 1969 in Moscow Conservatory by D. Oistrakh (violin) and S. Richter (piano).
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    Opus 134B: Orchestration of Tishchenko's Cello Concerto No. 1 (1969)
    Andante - poco a poco animato - poco a poco ritenuto - andante.
    Shostakovich presented the score to his former student Tishchenko on 23-3-1969, his 30th birtday.
    Duation: 30 minutes.
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