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Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Dmitri Shostakovich, composerDmitri Shostakovich was a Russian composer whose symphonies and quartets, numbering 15 each, are among the greatest examples of these classic forms from the twentieth century. His style evolved from the brash humor and experimental character of his first period, exemplified by the operas The Nose and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, into both the more introverted melancholy and nationalistic fervor of his second phase (the Symphonies No. 5 and No. 7, "Leningrad"), and finally into the defiant and bleak mood of his last period (exemplified by the Symphony No. 14 and Quartet No. 15). Early in his career his music showed the influence of Prokofiev and Stravinsky, especially in his prodigious and highly successful First Symphony. He could effectively communicate a melancholic depth and profound sense of anguish, as one hears in many of his symphonies, concertos, and quartets. Solomon Volkov, in his controversial "Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich" explains the composer's seeming bombast as deft satire of the pomposity of the Soviet state, pointing to the "forced rejoicing" of Fifth Symphony's ending. Typical traits of Shostakovich's style include short reiterated melodic or rhythmic figures, motifs of one or two pitches or intervals, and lugubrious and manic string writing.
-  All Music Guide

COMPOSITIONS                                                            Shostakovich Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Scherzo, F# minor, orchestra, op. 1 (1919)
Eight Preludes, piano, op. 2 (1919-1920)
Minuet, Prelude and Intermezzo, piano (1919-1920) [intermezzo incomplete]
Murzilka, piano (1920)
Five Preludes, piano (1920-1921)
Theme and Variations, Bb major, orchestra, op. 3 (1921-1922) [also for solo piano]
Two Fables of Krilov, mezzo-soprano, female chorus and chamber orchestra, op. 4 (1922)
Three Fantastic Dances, piano, op. 5 (1922)
Suite, F# minor, two pianos, op. 6 (1922)
Scherzo, Eb major, orchestra, op. 7 (1923-1924) [also for piano]
Piano Trio No. 1, op. 8 (1923)
Three Pieces, cello and piano, op. 9 (1923-1924)
Symphony No. 1, F minor, op. 10 (1924-1925)
Prelude and Scherzo, string octet/string orchestra, op. 11 (1924-1925)
Piano Sonata No. 1, op. 12 (1926)
Aphorisms, ten pieces for piano, op. 13 (1927)
Symphony No. 2, B major, "To October", orchestra and chorus, op. 14 (1927)
The Nose, opera, op. 15 (1927-1928) [Suite, tenor, baritone and orchestra, op. 15a]
Tahiti-Trot, orchestra, op. 16 (1928) [arr. of foxtrot "Tea for two" from the musical "No-no Nanette"]
Two Pieces by Scarlatti, wind orchestra, op. 17 (1928) [Pastorale and Capriccio]
Novyy Vavilon (New Babylon), silent film score, op. 18 (1928-1929)
The Bedbug, incidental music, op. 19 (1929) [also arr. for piano]
Symphony No. 3, Eb major, "The First of May", orchestra and chorus, op. 20 (1929)
Six Romances on Words by Japanese Poets, tenor and orchestra, op. 21 (1928-1932)
The Age of Gold, ballet, op. 22 (1929-1930) [Suite, orchestra, op. 22a (1929-1930)]
Two Pieces for Erwin Dressel's Opera "Armer Columbus", orchestra, op. 23 (1929)
The Gunshot, incidental music, op. 24 (1929) [lost]
Virgin Soil, incidental music, op. 25 (1930) [lost]
Odna (Alone), film score, op. 26 (1930-1931)
The Bolt, ballet, op. 27 (1930-1931) [Suite, op. 27a (1931)]
Rule, Britannia!, incidental music, op. 28 (1931)
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, opera, op. 29 (1930-1932) [Suite, orchestra, op. 29a]
Passacaglia from an Entr'acte to Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, organ (1930-1932)
Entuziazm: Simfoniya Donbassa (The Symphony of the Don Basin), film score (1931) [from Symphony No. 1]
Zlatye gory (Golden Mountains), film score, op. 30 (1931) [lost; 2nd ver., 1936; 2 Pieces (Elegy and Polka), str qt, op. 30b]
Hypothetically Murdered, incidental music, op. 31 (1931)
Hamlet, incidental music, op. 32 (1931-1932)
From Karl Marx to Our Own Days, symphonic poem, soli, chorus and orchestra (1932)
The Big Lightning, comic opera (1932) [unfinished]
Vstrechnyy (Counterplan/Shame), film score, op. 33 (1932)
Twenty-Four Preludes, piano, op. 34 (1932-1933) [mvts transcribed for orchestra]
Concerto No. 1, C minor, piano, trumpet and orchestra, op. 35 (1933)
The Tale of the Priest and His Worker Balda, film music, op. 36 (1933-1934)
The Human Comedy, incidental music, op. 37 (1933-1934)
Bazaar, animated film score (1934) [fragment from a animated film]
Lyubov i nenavist (Love and Hate), film score, jazz orchestra, op. 38 (1934)
Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (1934)
The Limpid Stream, ballet, op. 39 (1934-1935) [Suite, orchestra, op. 39b]
Cello Sonata, D minor, op. 40 (1934)
Moderato, cello and piano (1934)
Yunost Maksima (The Youth of Maxim), film score, op. 41 (1934-1935) [opening scene only]
Podrugi (The Girlfriends/Three Women), film score (1934-1935)
Five Fragments, small orchestra, op. 42 (1935)
Symphony No. 4, C minor, op. 43 (1935-1936)
Hail, Spain, incidental music, op. 44 (1936)
Vozvrashcheniye Maksima (Maxim Trilogy, Part 2/The Return of Maxim), film score, op. 45 (1936-1937)
Four Romances on Verses by Pushkin, bass and piano or orchestra, op. 46 (1936-1937)
Symphony No. 5, D minor, op. 47 (1937)
Volochayevskiye dni (Volochayev Days), film score, op. 48 (1936-1937)
The Twelve Chairs, operetta (1937-1938) [unfinished, probably only sketched]
String Quartet No. 1, C major, op. 49 (1938) [Originally entitled "Springtime"]
Vyborgskaya storona (The Vyborg District/Maxim Trilogy, Part 3/New Horizons), film score, op. 50 (1938)
Suite for jazz orchestra No. 2 (1938)
Druzya (Friends), film score, op. 51 (1938)
Velikiy grazhdanin (Great Citizen), first part, film score, op. 52 (1938)
Chelovek s ruzhyom (The Man with the Gun/Rifle), film score, op. 53 (1938)
Lenin Symphony, soli, chorus and orchestra (1938-1939) [unfinished; used in Sym No. 6]
Symphony No. 6, B minor, op. 54 (1939) [Originally published as opus 53]
Velikiy grazhdanin (Great Citizen), second part, film score, op. 55 (1939)
The Silly Little Mouse, film score, op. 56 (1939) [film never released; manuscript lost]
Seven Finnish Folk Songs, soprano, tenor and small orchestra (1939)
Piano Quintet, G minor, op. 57 (1940)
Orchestration of the Opera "Boris Godunov" by Mussorgsky, op. 58 (1939-1940)
King Lear, incidental music (1940)
Orchestration of 27 Romances and Songs Arrangements (1941)
The Oath to the People's Commissar, bass, chorus and piano (1941)
The Fearless Regiments Are On the Move, marching song with bayan or piano (1941)
Polka, F# minor, harp duet (1941) [Allegretto and Scherzando]
The Adventures of Korzinkina, film score, op. 59 (1940) [lost] [op. 59 was 3 pieces for violin (withdrawn)]
Three Pieces, solo violin (1940) [Originally opus 59; withdrawn]
Katyusha Maslova, opera after Tolsty's novel "Resurrection" (1940)
Symphony No. 7, C major, "Leningrad", op. 60 (1941)
Piano Sonata No. 2, B minor, op. 61 (1942) [originally published as opus 64]
Six Romances on Verses by English Poets, bass and piano/orchestra, op. 62/op. 140 (1942)
Music to the Spectacle "Native Country", suite "Native Leningrad", op. 63 (1942)
The Gamblers, opera (1941-1942) [unfinished; 7 of 25 scenes completed; orig. op. 63]
Solemn March, military band/wind orchestra (1942)
Patriotic Song after Dolmatovsky, voice(s) (1943)
Song About the Red Army after Golodny (1943)
Orchestration of Eight British and American Folk Songs, voice(s) and orchestra (1943)
Russian Folk Songs, chorus (1943) [Arrangements of ten folk songs]
Three Russian Folk Songs, 2 soloists and chorus with piano (1943)
Zoya, film music, op. 64 (1944) [orig. op. 68] [Suite, chorus and orch, op. 64 [no. 3 is op. 34, no. 14]
Symphony No. 8, C minor, op. 65 (1943) [Known as "Stalingrad symphony" in the USSR]
Music to the Spectacle "Russian River, soloists, choir and orchestra, op. 66 (1944)
Trio No. 2, E minor, violin, cello and piano, op. 67 (1944)
String Quartet No. 2, A major, op. 68 (1944)
Children's Notebook, six pieces, piano, op. 69 (1944-1945)
Symphony No. 9, Eb major, op. 70 (1945)
Prostye lyudi (Plain/Simple People), film score, op. 71 (1945)
Two Songs to the Spectacle "Victorious Spring", voices and orchestra, op. 72 (1945)
String Quartet No. 3, F major, op. 73 (1946) [arr. for strings and woodwinds]
Poem of the Motherland, cantata, mezzosoprano, tenor, two baritones, chorus and orchestra, op. 74 (1947)
Molodaya gvardiya (The Young Guard), film score, op. 75 (1947-1948)
Pirogov, film score, op. 76 (1947)
Three Pieces, orchestra (1947-1948) [Originally op. 77]
Violin Concerto No. 1, A minor, op. 77 (1947-1948) [orig. op. 99; not released until 1955]
Michurin, film score, op. 78 (1948) [originally released under the title "Life in Bloom"]
Rayok (Little Paradise), four voices, chorus and piano (1948)
From Jewish Folk Poetry, song cycle, soprano, contralto, tenor and piano/orch, op. 79 (1948)
Vstrecha na Elbe (Meeting on the Elbe), film score for voices and piano, op. 80 (1948)
Song of the Forests, oratorio, tenor, bass soli, mixed & boys' chorus and orchestra, op. 81 (1949)
In the Fields Stand the Collective Farms from "Song of Forests", children's & mixed chorus (1960)
Berlin (The Fall of Berlin), film score, op. 82 (1949) [appeared Padeniye Berlina (1-r seria/Part I) and (2-r seria/Part II)]
Beautiful Day from "The Fall of Berlin", song for two-part children's chorus and piano (1950)
String Quartet No. 4, D major, op. 83 (1949)
Two Romances on Verses by Lermontov, male voice and piano, op. 84 (1950) - Originally op. 84 was Ballet Suite No. 1
Ballet Suite No. 1, orchestra (1949) [assembled by L.Atovmian; orig. op. 84]
Merry March, 2 pianos (1949) [originally op. 81]
Byelinsky, film music, orchestra and chorus, op. 85 (1950)
Four Songs to Words by Dolmatovsky, voice and piano, op. 86 (1951)
The Homeland Hears, chorus and tenor soloist with wordless chorus (1951)
Ten Russian Folk Song Arrangements, soloists, mixed chorus and piano (1951)
Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues, piano, op. 87 (1950-1951)
    [no. 15 arr. for 2 pianos, 1963; no. 8 arr. for orchestra, 1990; all arr. for violin and piano, 1990]
Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets, chorus and boys' chorus a cappella, op. 88 (1951)
The Unforgettable Year 1919, film music, op. 89 (1951) [contains a miniature piano concerto]
Ballet Suite No. 2, orchestra (1951) [assembled by L. Atovmian]
The Sun Shines on Our Motherland, cantata, mixed & boys' chorus and orchestra, op. 90 (1952)
Four Monologues on Verses by Pushkin, bass and piano, op. 91 (1952)
Seven Doll's Dances, piano (1952) [Arranged from ballet suites]
Ballet Suite No. 3, orchestra (1952) [assembled by L. Atovmian]
Greek Songs, voice and piano (1952-1953)
Ballet Suite No. 4, orchestra (1953) [assembled by L. Atovmian]
String Quartet No. 5, Bb major, op. 92 (1952)
Symphony No. 10, E minor, op. 93 (1953)
Concertino, two pianos, A minor, op. 94 (1953)
Song of the Great Rivers, film music, op. 95 (1954)
Poem of Labour from "Unity", mixed chorus and orchestra (1954)
Hamlet, incidental music (1954) [Including music from incidental music, 1940]
Pendozalis, Greek song, voice and piano (1954)
October Dawn, song, soloists and chorus (1954)
Festive Overture, A major, orchestra, op. 96 (1954)
Ovod (The Gadfly), film score, op. 97 (1955)
Tarantella from "The Gadfly", 2 pianos (1955)
Three Duets, 2 violins and piano (1955) [arr. by Fortunatov from op. 97, 37 & 45]
Five Romances on Verses by Dolmatovsky, bass and piano, op. 98 (1954) [also called "Songs of Our Days"]
There Were Kisses, song after Dolmatovsky, voice and piano (1954)
The First Echelon, film music, op. 99 (1955-1956)
Spanish Songs, (mezzo)soprano and piano, op. 100 (1956)
String Quartet No. 6, G major, op. 101 (1956)
Piano Concerto No. 2, F major, op. 102 (1957)
Symphony No. 11, G minor, "The Year 1905", op. 103 (1957)
Cultivation: Two Russian Folk Song Arrangements, chorus, op. 104 (1957)
Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka, piano (1957)
    [3 variations; others by Shebalin, Eshpai, Kabalevsky, Kapp, Levitin, Shchedrin and Sviridov]
Leningradskaya simfoniya (Leningrad Symphony), film score (1958) [from Symphony No. 7]
Moscow-Cheryomushki, operetta, op. 105 (1958)
Cheryomushki, film music (1962) [After the operetta, op. 105]
Re-orchestration of Mussorgsky's Opera "Khovanshchina", op. 106 (1959)
Cello Concerto No. 1, Eb major, op. 107 (1959)
String Quartet No. 7, F# minor, op. 108 (1960)
Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, soprano and piano (1960), op. 109
String Quartet No. 8, C minor, op. 110 (1960)
Five Days - Five Nights, film music, op. 111 (1960)
Novorossiisk Chimes, the Flame of Eternal Glory, orchestra (1960)
Symphony No. 12, D minor, The Year 1917, op. 112 (1961)
Symphony No. 13, Bb minor, Babi-Yar, bass, bass chorus and orchestra, op. 113 (1962)
Katerina Izmailova, opera, op. 114 (1956-1963) [revision of op. 29, Lady Macbeth…]
Katerina Izmailova, film music (1966) [film version of op. 114]
Passacaglia from the Opera Katerina Izmailova, organ (1963)
Overture on Russian and Khirghiz Folk Themes, orchestra, op. 115 (1963)
Gamlet (Hamlet), film score, orchestra, op. 116 (1963-1964)
String Quartet No. 9, Eb major, op. 117 (1964)
String Quartet No. 10, Ab major, op. 118 (1964)
The Execution of Stepan Razin, cantata, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra, op. 119 (1964)
    [originally conceived as first movement of a choral symphony, presumably to Symphony No. 13]
A Year Is Like a Lifetime, film music, orchestra, op. 120 (1965)
Five Romances on Texts from the Magazine "Krokodil", bass and piano, op. 121 (1965)
String Quartet No. 11, F minor, op. 122 (1966)
Preface to the Comp. Coll. of My Works and Brief Reflections on this Preface, bass and piano, op. 123 (1966)
Two Choruses after Davidenko, chorus and orchestra, op. 124 (1962)
    [from the oratorio "The Road of October" by A. Davidenko; originally issued without opus number]
Transcription of "Songs and Dances of Death" by Mussorgsky, voice and piano (1962)
The Lady and the Hooligan, ballet (1962)
Reorchestration of Schumann’s Cello Concerto, A minor, op. 125 (1963)
[Schumann's opus number; there is no independent Shostakovich' opus number]
Cello Concerto No. 2, G minor, op. 126 (1966)
Seven Romances on Poems by Blok, soprano, violin, cello and piano, op. 127 (1967)
Spring, Spring, romance to Verses by Pushkin, bass and piano, op. 128 (1967)
Violin Concerto No. 2, C# minor, op. 129 (1967)
Funeral-Triumphal Prelude, orchestra, op. 130 (1967)
October, symphonic poem, C minor, orchestra, op. 131 (1967)
Sofya Perovskaya, film music, op. 132 (1967)
String Quartet No. 12, Db major, op. 133 (1968)
Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 134 (1968)
25-e - pervyy den (25 October, the First Day), film score (1968) [from Symphony No. 11 and No. 12]
Symphony No. 14, soprano, bass, string orchestra and percussion, op. 135 (1969)
Loyalty, eight ballads after Dolmatovsky, male chorus, op. 136 (1970)
Korol Lir (King Lear), film score, op. 137 (1970)
String Quartet No. 13, Bb minor, op. 138 (1970)
March of the Soviet Militia, military band/wind orchestra, op. 139 (1970)
[op. 140: Chamber-orchestral version of op. 62, 1971]
Symphony No. 15, A major, op. 141 (1971)
Transcription of "Serenada" by Braga, soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin and piano (1972)
String Quartet No. 14, F# major, op. 142 (1972-1973)
Six Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva, suite, (contr)alto and piano, op. 143 (1973)
String Quartet No. 15, Eb minor, op. 144 (1974)
Suite on Verses by Buonarrotti, bass and piano/orch, op. 145 (1974) [arr. with orch, 1975]
Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin to Texts by Dostoyevsky, bass and piano, op. 146 (1975)
Orchestration of Beethoven’s Arrangement (op. 75, no. 3) of Song of the Flea (1975)
The Dreamers, ballet (1975) [adapted from opp. 22 and 27]
Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 147 (1975)
Symphony No. 16 (1975) [incomplete]


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Shostakovich Links     ~ top of page ~
Dramatic/Theater
The Nose, opera, op. 15 (1927-1928) [Suite, tenor, baritone and orchestra, op. 15a]
The Age of Gold, ballet, op. 22 (1929-1930) [Suite, orchestra, op. 22a (1929-1930)]
The Bolt, ballet, op. 27 (1930-1931) [Suite, op. 27a (1931)]
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, opera, op. 29 (1930-1932) [Suite, orchestra, op. 29a]
The Big Lightning, comic opera (1932) [unfinished]
The Limpid Stream, ballet, op. 39 (1934-1935) [Suite, orchestra, op. 39b]
The Twelve Chairs, operetta (1937-1938) [unfinished, probably only sketched]
Orchestration of the Opera "Boris Godunov" by Mussorgsky, op. 58 (1939-1940)
Katyusha Maslova, opera after Tolsty's novel "Resurrection" (1940)
The Gamblers, opera (1941-1942) [unfinished; 7 of 25 scenes completed; orig. op. 63]
Moscow-Cheryomushki, operetta, op. 105 (1958)
Re-orchestration of Mussorgsky's Opera "Khovanshchina", op. 106 (1959)
Katerina Izmailova, opera, op. 114 (1956-1963) [revision of op. 29, Lady Macbeth…]
The Lady and the Hooligan, ballet (1962)
The Dreamers, ballet (1975) [adapted from opp. 22 and 27]

Orchestra
Scherzo, F# minor, orchestra, op. 1 (1919)
Theme and Variations, Bb major, orchestra, op. 3 (1921-1922) [also for solo piano]
Scherzo, Eb major, orchestra, op. 7 (1923-1924) [also for piano]
Symphony No. 1, F minor, op. 10 (1924-1925)
Prelude and Scherzo, string octet/string orchestra, op. 11 (1924-1925)
Symphony No. 2, B major, "To October", orchestra and chorus, op. 14 (1927)
Tahiti-Trot, orchestra, op. 16 (1928) [arr. of foxtrot "Tea for two" from the musical "No-no Nanette"]
Two Pieces by Scarlatti, wind orchestra, op. 17 (1928) [Pastorale and Capriccio]
Symphony No. 3, Eb major, "The First of May", orchestra and chorus, op. 20 (1929)
The Age of Gold, ballet, op. 22 (1929-1930) [Suite, orchestra, op. 22a (1929-1930)]
Two Pieces for Erwin Dressel's Opera "Armer Columbus", orchestra, op. 23 (1929)
The Bolt, ballet, op. 27 (1930-1931) [Suite, op. 27a (1931)]
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, opera, op. 29 (1930-1932) [Suite, orchestra, op. 29a]
Twenty-Four Preludes, piano, op. 34 (1932-1933) [mvts transcribed for orchestra]
Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (1934)
The Limpid Stream, ballet, op. 39 (1934-1935) [Suite, orchestra, op. 39b]
Five Fragments, small orchestra, op. 42 (1935)
Symphony No. 4, C minor, op. 43 (1935-1936)
Symphony No. 5, D minor, op. 47 (1937)
Suite for jazz orchestra No. 2 (1938)
Lenin Symphony, soli, chorus and orchestra (1938-1939) [unfinished; used in Sym No. 6]
Symphony No. 6, B minor, op. 54 (1939) [Originally published as opus 53]
Symphony No. 7, C major, "Leningrad", op. 60 (1941)
Music to the Spectacle "Native Country", suite "Native Leningrad", op. 63 (1942)
Solemn March, military band/wind orchestra (1942)
Symphony No. 8, C minor, op. 65 (1943) [Known as "Stalingrad symphony" in the USSR]
Symphony No. 9, Eb major, op. 70 (1945)
Three Pieces, orchestra (1947-1948) [Originally op. 77]
Ballet Suite No. 1, orchestra (1949) [assembled by L.Atovmian; orig. op. 84]
Ballet Suite No. 2, orchestra (1951) [assembled by L. Atovmian]
Ballet Suite No. 3, orchestra (1952) [assembled by L. Atovmian]
Ballet Suite No. 4, orchestra (1953) [assembled by L. Atovmian]
Symphony No. 10, E minor, op. 93 (1953)
Festive Overture, A major, orchestra, op. 96 (1954)
Ovod (The Gadfly), film score, op. 97 (1955)
Symphony No. 11, G minor, "The Year 1905", op. 103 (1957)
Novorossiisk Chimes, the Flame of Eternal Glory, orchestra (1960)
Symphony No. 12, D minor, The Year 1917, op. 112 (1961)
Symphony No. 13, Bb minor, Babi-Yar, bass, bass chorus and orchestra, op. 113 (1962)
Overture on Russian and Khirghiz Folk Themes, orchestra, op. 115 (1963)
Funeral-Triumphal Prelude, orchestra, op. 130 (1967)
October, symphonic poem, C minor, orchestra, op. 131 (1967)
Symphony No. 14, soprano, bass, string orchestra and percussion, op. 135 (1969)
Symphony No. 15, A major, op. 141 (1971)
Symphony No. 16 (1975) [incomplete]

Band
March of the Soviet Militia, military band/wind orchestra, op. 139 (1970)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
Concerto No. 1, C minor, piano, trumpet and orchestra, op. 35 (1933)
Violin Concerto No. 1, A minor, op. 77 (1947-1948) [orig. op. 99; not released until 1955]
The Unforgettable Year 1919, film music, op. 89 (1951) [contains a miniature piano concerto]
Piano Concerto No. 2, F major, op. 102 (1957)
Cello Concerto No. 1, Eb major, op. 107 (1959)
Reorchestration of Schumann’s Cello Concerto, A minor, op. 125 (1963)
[Schumann's opus number; there is no independent Shostakovich' opus number]
Cello Concerto No. 2, G minor, op. 126 (1966)
Violin Concerto No. 2, C# minor, op. 129 (1967)

Chorus w/Orchestra
Two Fables of Krilov, mezzo-soprano, female chorus and chamber orchestra, op. 4 (1922)
Symphony No. 2, B major, "To October", orchestra and chorus, op. 14 (1927)
Symphony No. 3, Eb major, "The First of May", orchestra and chorus, op. 20 (1929)
From Karl Marx to Our Own Days, symphonic poem, soli, chorus and orchestra (1932)
Lenin Symphony, soli, chorus and orchestra (1938-1939) [unfinished; used in Sym No. 6]
Zoya, film music, op. 64 (1944) [orig. op. 68] [Suite, chorus and orch, op. 64 [no. 3 is op. 34, no. 14]
Music to the Spectacle "Russian River, soloists, choir and orchestra, op. 66 (1944)
Two Songs to the Spectacle "Victorious Spring", voices and orchestra, op. 72 (1945)
Poem of the Motherland, cantata, mezzosoprano, tenor, two baritones, chorus and orchestra, op. 74 (1947)
Byelinsky, film music, orchestra and chorus, op. 85 (1950)
The Sun Shines on Our Motherland, cantata, mixed & boys' chorus and orchestra, op. 90 (1952)
Poem of Labour from "Unity", mixed chorus and orchestra (1954)
October Dawn, song, soloists and chorus (1954)
Symphony No. 13, Bb minor, Babi-Yar, bass, bass chorus and orchestra, op. 113 (1962)
The Execution of Stepan Razin, cantata, bass, mixed chorus and orchestra, op. 119 (1964)
    [originally conceived as first movement of a choral symphony, presumably to Symphony No. 13]
Two Choruses after Davidenko, chorus and orchestra, op. 124 (1962)
    [from the oratorio "The Road of October" by A. Davidenko; originally issued without opus number]

Choral
The Oath to the People's Commissar, bass, chorus and piano (1941)
The Fearless Regiments Are On the Move, marching song with bayan or piano (1941)
Patriotic Song after Dolmatovsky, voice(s) (1943)
Song About the Red Army after Golodny (1943)
Orchestration of Eight British and American Folk Songs, voice(s) and orchestra (1943)
Russian Folk Songs, chorus (1943) [Arrangements of ten folk songs]
Three Russian Folk Songs, 2 soloists and chorus with piano (1943)
Rayok (Little Paradise), four voices, chorus and piano (1948)
Vstrecha na Elbe (Meeting on the Elbe), film score for voices and piano, op. 80 (1948)
Song of the Forests, oratorio, tenor, bass soli, mixed & boys' chorus and orchestra, op. 81 (1949)
In the Fields Stand the Collective Farms from "Song of Forests", children's & mixed chorus (1960)
Beautiful Day from "The Fall of Berlin", song for two-part children's chorus and piano (1950)
The Homeland Hears, chorus and tenor soloist with wordless chorus (1951)
Ten Russian Folk Song Arrangements, soloists, mixed chorus and piano (1951)
Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets, chorus and boys' chorus a cappella, op. 88 (1951)
Cultivation: Two Russian Folk Song Arrangements, chorus, op. 104 (1957)
Loyalty, eight ballads after Dolmatovsky, male chorus, op. 136 (1970)

Chamber
Piano Trio No. 1, op. 8 (1923)
Prelude and Scherzo, string octet/string orchestra, op. 11 (1924-1925)
2 Pieces (Elegy and Polka), str qt [from Zlatye gory (Golden Mountains), film score, op. 30, 1931]
String Quartet No. 1, C major, op. 49 (1938) [Originally entitled "Springtime"]
Piano Quintet, G minor, op. 57 (1940)
Polka, F# minor, harp duet (1941) [Allegretto and Scherzando]
Trio No. 2, E minor, violin, cello and piano, op. 67 (1944)
String Quartet No. 2, A major, op. 68 (1944)
String Quartet No. 3, F major, op. 73 (1946) [arr. for strings and woodwinds]
String Quartet No. 4, D major, op. 83 (1949)
String Quartet No. 5, Bb major, op. 92 (1952)
Three Duets, 2 violins and piano (1955) [arr. by Fortunatov from op. 97, 37 & 45]
String Quartet No. 6, G major, op. 101 (1956)
String Quartet No. 7, F# minor, op. 108 (1960)
String Quartet No. 8, C minor, op. 110 (1960)
String Quartet No. 9, Eb major, op. 117 (1964)
String Quartet No. 10, Ab major, op. 118 (1964)
String Quartet No. 11, F minor, op. 122 (1966)
String Quartet No. 12, Db major, op. 133 (1968)
String Quartet No. 13, Bb minor, op. 138 (1970)
String Quartet No. 14, F# major, op. 142 (1972-1973)
String Quartet No. 15, Eb minor, op. 144 (1974)

Solo Instrument
Three Pieces, cello and piano, op. 9 (1923-1924)
Cello Sonata, D minor, op. 40 (1934)
Moderato, cello and piano (1934)
Three Pieces, solo violin (1940) [Originally opus 59; withdrawn]
Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 134 (1968)
Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 147 (1975)

Piano/Organ
Eight Preludes, piano, op. 2 (1919-1920)
Minuet, Prelude and Intermezzo, piano (1919-1920) [intermezzo incomplete]
Murzilka, piano (1920)
Five Preludes, piano (1920-1921)
Theme and Variations, Bb major, orchestra, op. 3 (1921-1922) [also for solo piano]
Three Fantastic Dances, piano, op. 5 (1922)
Suite, F# minor, two pianos, op. 6 (1922)
Scherzo, Eb major, orchestra, op. 7 (1923-1924) [also for piano]
Piano Sonata No. 1, op. 12 (1926)
Aphorisms, ten pieces for piano, op. 13 (1927)
The Bedbug, incidental music, op. 19 (1929) [also arr. for piano]
Passacaglia from an Entr'acte to Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, organ (1930-1932)
Twenty-Four Preludes, piano, op. 34 (1932-1933) [mvts transcribed for orchestra]
Piano Sonata No. 2, B minor, op. 61 (1942) [originally published as opus 64]
Children's Notebook, six pieces, piano, op. 69 (1944-1945)
Merry March, 2 pianos (1949) [originally op. 81]
Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues, piano, op. 87 (1950-1951)
    [no. 15 arr. for 2 pianos, 1963; no. 8 arr. for orchestra, 1990; all arr. for violin and piano, 1990]
Seven Doll's Dances, piano (1952) [Arranged from ballet suites]
Concertino, two pianos, A minor, op. 94 (1953)
Tarantella from "The Gadfly", 2 pianos (1955)
Eleven Variations on a Theme by Glinka, piano (1957)
    [3 variations; others by Shebalin, Eshpai, Kabalevsky, Kapp, Levitin, Shchedrin and Sviridov]
Passacaglia from the Opera Katerina Izmailova, organ (1963)

Vocal
The Nose, opera, op. 15 (1927-1928) [Suite, tenor, baritone and orchestra, op. 15a]
Six Romances on Words by Japanese Poets, tenor and orchestra, op. 21 (1928-1932)
Four Romances on Verses by Pushkin, bass and piano or orchestra, op. 46 (1936-1937)
Seven Finnish Folk Songs, soprano, tenor and small orchestra (1939)
Orchestration of 27 Romances and Songs Arrangements (1941)
Six Romances on Verses by English Poets, bass and piano/orchestra, op. 62/op. 140 (1942)
    [op. 140: Chamber-orchestral version of op. 62, 1971]
Orchestration of Eight British and American Folk Songs, voice(s) and orchestra (1943)
From Jewish Folk Poetry, song cycle, soprano, contralto, tenor and piano/orch, op. 79 (1948)
Two Romances on Verses by Lermontov, male voice and piano, op. 84 (1950) - Originally op. 84 was Ballet Suite No. 1
Four Songs to Words by Dolmatovsky, voice and piano, op. 86 (1951)
Four Monologues on Verses by Pushkin, bass and piano, op. 91 (1952)
Greek Songs, voice and piano (1952-1953)
Pendozalis, Greek song, voice and piano (1954)
Five Romances on Verses by Dolmatovsky, bass and piano, op. 98 (1954) [also called "Songs of Our Days"]
There Were Kisses, song after Dolmatovsky, voice and piano (1954)
Spanish Songs, (mezzo)soprano and piano, op. 100 (1956)
Satires (Pictures of the Past), Five Romances on Verses by Chorny, soprano and piano (1960), op. 109
Five Romances on Texts from the Magazine "Krokodil", bass and piano, op. 121 (1965)
Preface to the Comp. Coll. of My Works and Brief Reflections on this Preface, bass and piano, op. 123 (1966)
Transcription of "Songs and Dances of Death" by Mussorgsky, voice and piano (1962)
Seven Romances on Poems by Blok, soprano, violin, cello and piano, op. 127 (1967)
Spring, Spring, romance to Verses by Pushkin, bass and piano, op. 128 (1967)
Symphony No. 14, soprano, bass, string orchestra and percussion, op. 135 (1969)
Transcription of "Serenada" by Braga, soprano, mezzo-soprano, violin and piano (1972)
Six Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva, suite, (contr)alto and piano, op. 143 (1973)
Suite on Verses by Buonarrotti, bass and piano/orch, op. 145 (1974) [arr. with orch, 1975]
Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin to Texts by Dostoyevsky, bass and piano, op. 146 (1975)
Orchestration of Beethoven’s Arrangement (op. 75, no. 3) of Song of the Flea (1975)

Film scores
Novyy Vavilon (New Babylon), silent film score, op. 18 (1928-1929)
Entuziazm: Simfoniya Donbassa (The Symphony of the Don Basin), film score (1931) [from Symphony No. 1]
Odna (Alone), film score, op. 26 (1930-1931)
Zlatye gory (Golden Mountains/The Happy Street), film score, op. 30 (1931)
Vstrechnyy (Counterplan/Shame), film score, op. 33 (1932)
The Tale of the Priest and His Worker Balda, film score, op. 36 (1933-1934)
Bazaar, animated film score (1934) [fragment from a animated film]
Lyubov i nenavist (Love and Hate), film score, jazz orchestra, op. 38 (1934)
Yunost Maksima (The Youth of Maxim), film score, op. 41 (1934-1935) [opening scene only]
Podrugi (The Girlfriends/Three Women), film score (1934-1935)
Vozvrashcheniye Maksima (Maxim Trilogy, Part 2/The Return of Maxim), film score, op. 45 (1936-1937)
Volochayevskiye dni (Volochayev Days), film score, op. 48 (1936-1937)
Vyborgskaya storona (The Vyborg District/Maxim Trilogy, Part 3/New Horizons), film score, op. 50 (1938)
Druzya (Friends), film score, op. 51 (1938)
Velikiy grazhdanin (Great Citizen), first part, film score, op. 52 (1938)
Chelovek s ruzhyom (The Man with the Gun/Rifle), film score, op. 53 (1938)
Velikiy grazhdanin (Great Citizen), second part, film score, op. 55 (1939)
The Silly Little Mouse, film score, op. 56 (1939) [film never released; manuscript lost]
The Adventures of Korzinkina, film score, op. 59 (1940) [lost] [op. 59 was 3 pieces for violin (withdrawn)]
Zoya, film score, op. 64 (1944) [orig. op. 68] [Suite, chorus and orch [no. 3 is op. 34, no. 14]
Prostye lyudi (Plain/Simple People), film score, op. 71 (1945)
Molodaya gvardiya (The Young Guard), film score, op. 75 (1947-1948)
Pirogov, film score, op. 76 (1947)
Michurin, film score, op. 78 (1948) [originally released under the title "Life in Bloom"]
Vstrecha na Elbe (Meeting on the Elbe), film score for voices and piano, op. 80 (1948)
Berlin (The Fall of Berlin), film score, op. 82 (1949) [appeared Padeniye Berlina (1-r seria/Part I) and (2-r seria/Part II)]
Byelinsky, film score, orchestra and chorus, op. 85 (1950)
The Unforgettable Year 1919, film score, op. 89 (1951) [contains a miniature piano concerto]
Song of the Great Rivers, film score, op. 95 (1954)
Ovod (The Gadfly), film score, op. 97 (1955)
The First Echelon, film score, op. 99 (1955-1956)
Leningradskaya simfoniya (Leningrad Symphony), film score (1958) [from Symphony No. 7]
Cheryomushki, film score (1962) [After the operetta, op. 105]
Five Days - Five Nights, film score, op. 111 (1960)
Katerina Izmailova, film score (1966) [film version of op. 114]
Gamlet (Hamlet), film score, orchestra, op. 116 (1963-1964)
A Year Is Like a Lifetime, film score, orchestra, op. 120 (1965)
Sofya Perovskaya, film score, op. 132 (1967)
25-e - pervyy den (25 October, the First Day), film score (1968) [from Symphony No. 11 and No. 12]
Korol Lir (King Lear), film score, op. 137 (1970)

Incidental Music
The Bedbug, incidental music, op. 19 (1929) [also arr. for piano]
The Gunshot, incidental music, op. 24 (1929) [lost]
Virgin Soil, incidental music, op. 25 (1930) [lost]
Rule, Britannia!, incidental music, op. 28 (1931)
Hypothetically Murdered, incidental music, op. 31 (1931)
Hamlet, incidental music, op. 32 (1931-1932)
The Human Comedy, incidental music, op. 37 (1933-1934)
Hail, Spain, incidental music, op. 44 (1936)
King Lear, incidental music (1940)
Hamlet, incidental music (1954) [includes music from King Lear, incidental music, 1940]


SHOSTAKOVICH  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Dmitrii Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (On His 60th Birthday) (Maria Yudina)
Dmitri Shostakovich - a Composer for the 20th Century (Mark Harrison, MusicWeb International)
Dmitri Shostakovich - The Eighth Symphony (Music in Words, Jean-Christophe Le Toquin)
The Fight for Shostakovich (Norman Lebrecht, La Scena Musicale)
Hail to Stalin: Vladimir Ashkenazy Brings Festival of Soviet Propaganda Music to NY (Vadim Prokhorov, Andante.com)
Music under Soviet rule: Ashkenazy talks about Shostakovich
Shostakovich and Stalin (Just Above Sunset)
The Shostakovich Debate
Shostakovich - FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) (alt.fan.shostakovich)
Shostakovich Myths Debunked (Rick Redrick)
The Shostakovich  Opus 87 Page (Josť Oscar de Almeida Marques)
Shostakovich: The Link to History and Music, to Neo-Classisim and Romanticism (Kevin Ho)
Shostakovich - The Man and His Age (Geoff Earle, Michigan Today)
Unauthorized - The Final Betrayal of Dmitri Shostakovich (Alex Ross, The New Yorker)
The War Symphonies: Shostakovich Against Stalin (The Journal for MultiMedia History)

Composer website (website by Yosuke Kudo)
Compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich (compiled by Onno van Rijen)

Books
Shostakovich: A Life (Laurel E. Fay, Oxford University Pr, books.google.com)
Shostakovich and His World (Laurel E. Fay, Princeton Univ. Pr., books.google.com)
A Shostakovich Casebook (Malcolm Hamrick Brown, Indiana University Press, books.google.com)

Shostakovich @ Wikipedia
Shostakovich @ About.com
Shostakovich @ Answers.com    also    here
Shostakovich @ BBC Music
Shostakovich @ Centre Chostakovitch - Paris (Shostakovich Center)
Shostakovich @ Classic Cat
Shostakovich @ Classical Archives
Shostakovich @ Classical Composers Database
Shostakovich @ Classical Music Pages
Shostakovich @ Classical Musical Midi Page
Shostakovich @ Classical Net
Shostakovich @ ClassicsToday
Shostakovich @ composition:today
Shostakovich @ Dilettante Music
Shostakovich @ Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers
Shostakovich @ The DSCH Journal
Shostakovich @ DSO Kids (Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
Shostakovich @ Epitonic
Shostakovich @ Film Reference
Shostakovich @  IMDb(Internet Movie Database)
Shostakovich @ Infoplease
Shostakovich @ The International Association 'Dmitri Shostakovich'
Shostakovich @ Karadar Classical Music
Shostakovich @ Kunst def Fuge
Shostakovich @ mfiles
Shostakovich @ Moscow Publishing House
Shostakovich @ MSN Movies
Shostakovich @ MSO Kids (Memphis Symphony Orchestra)
Shostakovich @ Music Academy Online
Shostakovich @ The Music Chamber
Shostakovich @ MusicWeb International
Shostakovich @ musicianguide.com
Shostakovich @ Musique Art Magazine
Shostakovich @ NationMaster
Shostakovich @ Naxos
Shostakovich @ The New York Times
Shostakovich @ Piano Paradise
Shostakovich @ Piano Society
Shostakovich @ Shostakovich Picture Gallery
Shostakovich @ REC Music Foundation /The Lied and Art Song Texts Page
Shostakovich @ The Shostakovich Debate
Shostakovich @ Shostakovichiana
Shostakovich @ shostakovich.nl
Shostakovich @ SoundtrackCollector
Shostakovich @ Soundtrack Express    also     here    (via google)
Shostakovich @ Speaking of Shostakovich
Shostakovich @ The Symphony - An Interactive Guide
Shostakovich @ The Teaching Company

Streaming Audio
Shostakovich @ The Classical MIDI Connection
Shostakovich @ Classical Masterpieces
Shostakovich @ Classical Archives
Shostakovich @ Classical Musical Midi Page
Shostakovich @ Kunst der Fuge
Shostakovich @ last.fm
Shostakovich @ MidiWorld
Shostakovich @ NPRmusic
Shostakovich @ PRX (Public Radio Exchange)
Shostakovich @ Rhapsody
Shostakovich @ ScribeMedia/A Journey of Dmitri Shostakovich
Shostakovich @ The Shostakovich Opus 87 Page (Josť Oscar de Almeida Marques)
Shostakovich @ Stage and Screen Online/Shostakovich's Odna

Recordings
Shostakovich @ ArkivMusic
Shostakovich @ ClassicsOnline

Shostakovich @ YouTube
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