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.