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Op. 103 Simfonia No. 11 "1905 god" Symphony No. 11 "The Year of 1905" Partitura Score Redaktor L. Atovm'ian Edited by L. Atovmian. [Full score]. With autograph inscription signed "D. Shostakovich"
Moskva... Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal'noe izdatel'stvo State Music Publishers [PN M. 26985 G.(Cyrillic)]. 1958. Quarto. Full tan cloth with titling stamped in red and black, imprint and (to verso) price ("40 r[ubles]") blindstamped. [i] (title), [ii]-[v] (foreword by V. Pankratova in Russian, English, French, and German), [vi] (list of orchestral instruments in Russian and Italian), 7-238 (music, with caption titles in Russian and English), [i] (contents in Russian and English), [i] (colophon in Russian). With an autograph inscription signed in blue ink to title: "Dorogomu Rostislavu Modestovichu na doroguiu pamiat'. D. Shostakovich 28 V 1958. Parizh." (To dear Rostislav Modestovich as a dear memory. D. Shostakovich. May 28, 1958, Paris). Binding very slightly bumped at corners and head and tail of spine. . First Edition. Hulme p. 408. The inscription is to the stage director and musicologist Rostislav Modestovich Gofman (or Hofman, 1915-1975). Born in Petrograd, he was taken to Paris in 1923 where he spent all his later life, assuming an important role in the Russian émigré community and beyond. Levon Atovm'ian (1907-1973), the editor of the present volume, was a close friend of Prokofiev during the latter's final years. "The Eleventh Symphony was composed for the 40th Anniversary of the October Revolution and programmatically represented the 1905 Bloody Sunday Massacre; yet appearing as it did in October 1957, its message concerning the abuse of dictatorial power invited aesopian reading as a comment on the Soviet repression of the Hungarian uprising. Although Shostakovich himself later encouraged this interpretation, the publication of his intent to write such a symphony had actually preceded the Soviet invasion of October 1956, and the programmatic scenario is extremely closely wedded to the events of 1905 ?- unimpeachable subject matter for a good communist." David Fanning in Grove online
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