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The author’s arrangement for two pianos of Concerto, op. 102, was first published in 1957 at almost the same time as the score.

The score of Violin Concerto No. 1 was published for the first time in 1956 by State Music Publishers (Muzgiz). The publication was signed to press on 7 July 1956. Following this, Muzgiz put out the author’s arrangement of the Concerto for Violin and Piano (signed to press on 1 October 1956).

Dmitri Shostakovich was not satisfied with these publications, particularly with the inaccuracies and differences in tempo designations, which were the result of certain difficulties the composer often experienced when determining the tempo in his composition, on the one hand, and the careless typing and editing of the publications, on the other.

The second edition of the score came out in 1957 (signed to press on 5 July 1957). The author’s arrangement of the Concerto for Violin and Piano was published the same year. The composer made several changes to these editions relating primarily to the tempos. The 1957 editions served as the basis for all the subsequent lifetime reprints of the score and piano score of the Concerto. In 1981, the score (Vol. 14) and piano score (Vol. 15) of the Concerto were published as part of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works, to which some text clarifications of the author’s manuscripts were added.

When preparing this volume, the author’s manuscript of the score kept in the Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (rec. gr. 32, f. 43) and the lifetime editions of the score and piano score were used.

Piccolo (= Flute III), 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Cor anglais (= Oboe III), 2 B flat Clarinets, Bass Clarinet (= B flat Clarinet III), 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon (= Bassoon III), 4 Horns, Tuba, Timpani, Tambourine, Gong, Xylophone, Celesta, 2 Harps Strings.

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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