* Nacido el 25 de octubre de 1906 en San Petersburgo
* Fallecido el 9 de agosto de 1975 en Moscú
The Symphony No. 10 in E minor (Op. 93) by Dmitri Shostakovich was premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky on 17 December 1953, following the death of Stalin in March that year. It is not clear when it was written: according to the composer’s letters composition was between July and October 1953, but Tatiana Nikolayeva stated that it was completed in 1951. Sketches for some of the material date from 1946.
After the emotional sprawl of the first movement, the mere five minutes of the second come as
almost a relief – but, if anything, we are in even darker territory, In his controversial
autobiography Testimony, Shostakovich explicitly states that the movement is
“a musical portrait of Stalin, roughly speaking”.
|1. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: Moderato|
|2. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: Allegro|
|3. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: Allegretto|
|4. Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93: Andante – Allegro|