NEW COLLECTED WORKS
VIth Series, Compositions for Choir and Orchestra
Poem of the Motherlnd
Editor-in-chief Victor Ekimovsky
Explanatory Article by Maria Karachevskaya
In the autumn of 1947, the music community celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Great October Revolution on a grand scale. The 'Poem of the Motherland' for mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, choir and orchestra, Op. 74 — essentially Shostakovich’s first composition in the cantata-oratorio genre.