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The author’s manuscript of the piano score of Violin Concerto No. 1 is kept at RSALA. The full piano score of the Concerto is the author’s manuscript written by Shostakovich on 73 sheets of music paper with 12 staffs without a trademark. There is no date on the piano score, but in all likelihood it was written at the same time as the score of the Concerto, since it contains the entire, completely notated piano part (in contrast to all the previous sketches). The first edition of the piano score was published in 1956 by Muzgiz Publishers. The second, third, and fourth editions of the piano score were published by Muzyka Publishers in 1957, 1964, and 1969, respectively.

In all the listed editions, the Concerto was designated as Opus 99. Let us remember that Shostakovich first gave the opus this number since, in his opinion, the Concerto was not finished until 1955. The subsequent editions of the piano score were published as Opus 77. The fifth edition of the piano score was published in 1975 by Muzyka Publishers. The sixth edition of the piano score was published as part of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works by Muzyka Publishers in 1981. It appears in Volume 15 along with the piano score of Violin Concerto No. 2. According to the editor of the volume, A. Nikolayev, this publication was based on the edition that the author looked through. During its preparation, Shostakovich’s proofreading notes and the comments he made after the author’s arrangement of the Concerto was published were also taken into account. The music text was collated with the author’s manuscripts. This publication is based on the 1981 edition of the piano score (Collected Works, Vol. 15, Muzyka Publishers, Moscow, 1981). The entire text has been collated with the 2009 edition of the score (New Collected Works, Vol. 42, DSCH, Moscow, 2009). The violin part is printed in David Oistrakh’s rendition.

This ambitious series by DSCH, the exclusive publisher of the works of Dmitri Shostakovich, when complete, will run to 150 volumes.

Based on authentic manuscripts, accompanied by commentaries in Russian and in English, each volume contains new engravings, articles relating to the history of the compositions, facsimile pages of Shostakovich's manuscripts, outlines, and rough drafts.

Divided into 15 different "series" or genres, the edition will include nearly all the original works of the composer, and his instrumentation of music by Domenico Scarlatti, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Johann Strauss, Youmans, Braga, Tishchenko, and others.

25% of the New Collected Works will be made up of previously unpublished material: over 80 of his works are being published here for the first time. Many of these previously unknown works could not be published or performed during the composer's lifetime for ideological reasons.

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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