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Shostakovich, Dmitri: Suite for Variety Orchestra (1950s) 20'




Scoring
2(II=picc).1.2.2asax.2tsax(I=ssax).1-3.3.3.1-timp.perc(tgl/tamb/SD/BD/cym/susp.cym/glsp/xyl/vib)-gtr-hp-cel-2pft-accordion-strings
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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the UK, the countries of the Commonwealth (excluding Canada), Republic of Ireland, mainland China, Korea and Taiwan.

World Premiere
12/1/1988
London
London Symphony Orchestra / Mstislav Rostropovich


Repertoire Note  
This charming eight-movement suite for full orchestra was compiled by unknown colleagues of Shostakovich – possibly in the 1950s - from his film and stage scores. For some years it was misidentified as the Jazz Suite No.2  and has been recorded under that incorrect title, and performed many times. A waltz from this suite was used in the sound-track of Stanley Kubrick’s last film Eyes Wide Shut.

Note by Gerard McBurney

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