Symphony No 15. Op. 141. Score.
Symphony for full orchestra in four movements.
Edited by Sergei Chebotaryov. Explanatory Article by Levon Hakobian.
2. Adagio—Largo—Adagio—Largo attacca
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in A, 2 Bassoons
4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba
Timpani, Triangle, Castanets, Wood block, Whip, Soprano tom-tom, Side drum, Cymbals, Bass drum, Gong
Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Celesta
1st Violins (16), 2nd Violins (14), Violas (12), Cellos (12), Double-basses (10)
String strength specified by the composer is not mandatory, however the numbers suggested would give the best results.
Approx. 48 min.
A number of sketches made on 2 April 1971. Begun in late June 1971 at the town of Kurgan (east of the Urals) and completed on 29 July 1971 at the Composer’s House, Repino.
The author’s manuscript of the score is kept in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Archive, rec. gr. 1, section 1, f. 59.
This publication is based on the lifetime edition—Sovetsky kompozitor Publishers, Moscow, 1972—collated with the author’s manuscript of the score and with the edition in Collected Works, Vol. 8—Muzyka Publishers, Moscow, 1980.