Possibly not composed by Shostakovich. Prologue to Orango , an unfinished opera. Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District , opera in four acts after Leskov. Shostakovich assembled a suite of orchestral interludes as Op. Shostakovich arranged the Passacaglia interlude for solo organ. Reduction of the Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky. Shostakovich presented the score to Stravinsky during the latter's trip to the Soviet Union in The Big Lightning , unfinished comic opera.
Music to the film Golden Mountains. Shostakovich assembled a suite from the music for orchestra as Op. This suite contains an added number "Fugue: Largo-Allegro" for organ concertante that had been excised from the final cut of the film. Orchestral score and libretto lost.
Reconstruction from extant piano sketches by Gerard McBurney as Op. Four extracts transcribed by the composer for piano as Op. Music to the play Hamlet by Shakespeare. The score was discovered in among documents belonging to Vadim Borisovsky in the Moscow State Archives.
The manuscript dated 2 May bears the title Impromptu Op. Music to the film Counterplan. Piano Concerto No. Unfinished and partially lost.
Shostakovich compiled a suite from the music as Op. Sofia Khentova and Vadim Bibergan have each assembled completions of the original score. Music to the play The Human Comedy after Balzac. Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. Incomplete draft of earlier version of Fourth Symphony.
The Limpid Stream , ballet in three acts. Suite for orchestra from the music as Op. Sonata for Cello and Piano. Music to the film The Youth of Maxim. Five Fragments. Music to the play Hail, Spain by Alexander Afinogenov. Music to the film The Return of Maxim. Four Romances on Verses by Pushkin. The Twelve Chairs , operetta. String Quartet No. Maurice Ravel 33 fans.
Alexander Scriabin 4 fans. Johann Strauss II 19 fans. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky fans. Georg Friedrich Haendel 72 fans. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1 fans. Johann Sebastian Bach fans. Giuseppe Verdi 47 fans. Johannes Brahms 84 fans. Robert Schumann 39 fans. Featured in. Chords Around Town by Monello Quartet. Shostakovich: The Symphonies by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. He was also eager to please, which makes his oscillation from critical acclaim to denouncement, acclaim, denouncement, and finally acclaim again peculiar.
He synchronized the clocks in his apartment and regularly sent cards to himself to test how well the postal service was working. His next two symphonies were less critically acclaimed, due to their more experimental harmonic nature.
Shostakovich took up a job as a concert pianist and composer after graduating but failed to impress his audiences with his dry style of playing. Shostakovich thus focused more on composition and only performed his works. 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.
In Shostakovich wrote his Second Symphony subtitled To October , a patriotic piece with a great pro-Soviet choral finale. Owing to its experimental nature, as with the subsequent Third Symphony, it was not critically acclaimed with the enthusiasm given to the First. Its stage premiere on 18 January opened to generally poor reviews and widespread incomprehension among musicians.
It appears that Stalin and other party leadership that was at a performance were startled by the loud noises in the brass and percussion. From , when Joseph Stalin inaugurated his First Five-Year Plan, an iron hand fastened on Soviet culture, and in music, a direct and popular style was demanded. Avant-garde music and jazz were officially banned in , and for a while even the stylistically unproblematic Tchaikovsky was out of favor, owing to his quasi-official status in tsarist Russia.
Shostakovich did not experience immediate official displeasure, but when it came it was devastating. Although he did little work in this post, it shielded him from ideological attack. Much of this period was spent writing his opera, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, which was first performed in It was immediately successful, on both popular and official levels.
He was bitterly attacked in the official press, and both the opera and the still unperformed Symphony No. With his fifth symphony Shostakovich came back into the good graces of the state.
The piece is largely tuneful and conservative. Critics claimed he learned from his mistakes. It could be argued he simply learned how to further hide his intent. Either way, his music was back in favor with the state, and he no longer needed to fear for his life.
Unfortunately, it only lasted so long. During and , in order to maintain as low a profile as possible between the Fourth and Fifth symphonies, Shostakovich mainly composed film music, a genre favored by Stalin and lacking in dangerous personal expression.
Shostakovich lived in fear , sleeping in the stairwell outside his apartment to spare his family the experience of his imminent arrest. His Eighth String Quartet , Op. Shostakovich is also regarded as a great film composer. In all, Shostakovich composed music for 36 films. CMUSE is a participant of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program — it is designed to provide an aid for the websites in earning an advertisement fee — by means of advertising and linking to Amazon.
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