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

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World Premiere
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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