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Shostakovich - Violin concerto N1

Shostakovich - Violin concerto N1. You can download the PDF sheet music Shostakovich - Violin concerto N1 on this page. The Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77, was originally written by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1947–48. He was still working on the piece at the time of the Zhdanov decree, and in the period following the composer's denunciation the work could not be performed. Oistrakh characterised the first movement Nocturne as "a suppression of feelings", and the second movement Scherzo as "demoniac". The Scherzo is also notable for an appearance by the DSCH motif—a motif that reoccurs in many of the composer's works representing Shostakovich himself.

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Instrument part: 25 pages. 20652 K


Piano part: 74 pages. 3535 K


Score: 54 pages. 3623 K


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The concerto lasts around 35 minutes and has four movements, with a cadenza linking the final two:

Nocturne: Moderato – A semi-homage to the first movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto.
Scherzo: Allegro – Demonic dance. The DSCH motif can be heard in the background at times, with a final appearance near the end in the solo violin part.
Passacaglia: Andante – Cadenza (attacca) – Utilizes Beethoven's fate motif, incorporating it into the pre-burlesque cadenza. The DSCH motif is incorporated into a set of chords in the cadenza.
Burlesque: Allegro con brio – Presto – The theme in the solo violin's entrance resembles that of the solo flute's entrance in Stravinsky's Petrouchka.

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