Opus by Shostakovich

COMPOSITIONS by DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH:
Regeneration (1962-1968)

Internet Edition compiled by Onno van Rijen

Last update: 23 July 2012


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.
    Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra performs Symphony No. 13. Check out all CDs released.
    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) - 4 min.
    2. The Street in Turmoil (after M. Shorin) - 4 min.
    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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