Allegretto: from Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 2

Composer: 
Dmitri Shostakovich
Arranger: 
Catalog numbers: 

SMC SO125C/ HL 294846

Price: 
$55.00
Duration (minutes): 
4
Detailed Instrumentation: 
String orchestra
Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was written in 1937 and premiered that year in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). It was a major success with an ovation lasting over 30 minutes. The symphony is approximately 45 minutes in length and has four movements.  Allegretto is the second movement. It is a scherzo in form with a vein of humor that approaches grotesqueness. The work is a waltz parody with marcato sections of intense contrast.
SMC,S977CB,Shostakovich