Hungarian uprising in 1956. The symphony's extremely pictorial musical idiom 'tells' of injustice and violence against the defenceless. In this score, no fewer than nine popular revolutionary songs from 1905 are to be heard.
This volume is part of the revised and corrected new edition of all 15 symphonies by Dmitri Shostakovich published by Boosey & Hawkes and Sikorski as large format study scores for optimal legibility. All scores and the related orchestral parts have been newly computer typeset, and the orchestral parts are also compatible for performance use with scores in ‘The New Collected Works of Dmitri Shostakovich’.
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