Symphony No 6. Op. 54. Piano score.
Arranged for piano (four hands). Published for the first time.
Edited by Sergei Chebotaryov. Explanatory Article by Manashir Iakubov.
Symphony No. 61939 year
The arrangement of the first movement of the Sixth Symphony for piano in four hands published in this volume of Dmitri Shostakovich’s New Collected Works was done by the composer himself. The author’s manuscript of this work is kept in Shostakovich’s personal depository at the Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (GSCMMC, rec. gr. 32, f. 67).
The author’s arrangements of the second and third movements of the symphony have not been found. In all likelihood, they were never made.
The second and third movements of the symphony are published in this edition in the arrangement by composer Boris Tishchenko. The arrangement of the entire symphony for piano in four hands was done by Boris Tishchenko at Shostakovich’s request and printed by Muzyka Publishers during the author’s lifetime, in 1975, and so should be recognized as authorized. Our publication is based on this edition (the second and third movements).
The author’s manuscript of the arrangement of the first movement is a fair manuscript without a large number of corrections, crossings out, and so on.