“The Gadfly”. Op. 97.
Orchestral music for the Sovcolour film. Op. 97. Score. Published in full for the first time.
Edited by Victor Ekimovsky. Explanatory Article by Marina Raku.
This publication is based on the 1987 edition of the score: D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 42, Muzyka Publishers, Moscow, collated with the author’s manuscript kept in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Archive, rec. gr. 1, section 1, f. 242, 244, and the soundtrack of the film.
The author’s manuscript and edition of the score do not always correspond to the actual soundtrack; some of the items have cuts and inserts, some items are repeated in different places of the film, there is also music in the soundtrack that is missing in the author’s manuscript or edition of the score.
The present edition is printed in keeping with the author’s manuscript. The differences among the author’s manuscript of the score, the 1987 edition of the score, and the soundtrack are given in full in comments.
The sequence of the items is given in accordance with the soundtrack of the film and does not coincide with the author’s manuscript.
Mark Fitzgerald provided invaluable assistance in the work on this edition.