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Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93, was finished in 1953. Each movement in the author’s manuscript of the score (Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (GSCMMC), rec. gr. 32, f. 31.) ends with the date it was completed. The score of the finale was finished on 25 October and the first movement was dated 5 August. It is customarily believed that Shostakovich began work on the symphony in the summer of 1953, but this date is not documented anywhere in the author’s manuscript.

This publication is based on the author’s manuscript of the score kept in the Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (GSCMMC, rec. gr. 32, f. 31). All the lifetime Russian editions (1954, 1955, and 1960), as well as the publication of the score in Volume 5 of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works (Muzyka, Moscow, 1979) and author’s arrangement for piano in 4 hands (Muzgiz, Moscow, 1955), are taken into account. Some clarifications are also kept in mind, in particular Shostakovich’s enharmonic substitutions of certain notes in the copy of the score the author gave to M. Weinberg (Weinberg was the editor of the mentioned volume in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works and documented these corrections by the author in the comments to the score).

Piccolo, 2 Flutes (II = piccolo II), 2 Oboes, Cor anglais (= Oboe III), E flat Clarinet,( = Clarinet III A and B flat), 2 Clarinets (A and B flat), 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon (= Bassoon III), 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Triangle, Tambourine, Side drum, Cymbals, Bass drum, Gong, Xylophone, Strings

The fifteen "series" within the edition comprise:
I: Symphonies (vols 1-30)
II: Orchestra Compositions (vols 31-37)
III: Instrumental Concertos (vols 38-49)
IV: Compositions for the Stage (vols 50-67)
V: Suites from Operas and Ballets (vols 68-72)
VI: Compositions for Choir and Orchestra (With or Without Soloists) (vols 73-83)
VII: Unaccompanied Choral Compositions/Arrangements of Russian Folksongs (vols 84-86)
VIII: Compositions for Solo Voice(S) With Orchestra (vols 87-90)
IX: Chamber Compositions for Voice and Songs (vols 91-97)
X: Chamber Instrumental Ensembles (vols 98-105)
XI: Instrumental Sonatas(vols 106-108)
XII: Piano Compositions (vols 109-115)
XIII: Incidental Music (vols 116-121)
XIV: Film Music (vols 122-145)
XV: The Works of Other Composers, Instrumentation by Shostakovich (vols 146-150)

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