Symphony No 14. Op. 135. Piano score.
Author’s Arrangement for Voice and Piano on Verses by Federico García Lorca, Guillaume Apollinaire, Wilhelm Küchelbecker, and Rainer Maria Rilke.
Edited by Andrey Yakovlev. Explanatory Article by Levon Hakobian.
This edition is based on the publication of the piano score in Volume 9 of Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works, Muzyka Publishers, Moscow, 1984; the author’s manuscript of the piano score and the edition of the score in Volume 14 of New Collected Works, DSCH, Moscow, 2012 are also taken into account. In some cases, reference is also made to the author’s manuscript of the score and the first edition of the score (Muzyka Publishers, Moscow, 1971), as well as to the author’s corrections in the 1971 edition of the score.
The author’s manuscript of the piano score has a whole series of episodes where various signs (primarily dynamic) either differ from the author’s designations in the score, or are missing altogether. In these cases, in 1984 edition, all the signs that differ from the author’s manuscript are enclosed in square brackets. When these signs are used in this edition, the square brackets have been removed and their absence is not specified in the comments. Several significant episodes where phrasing slurs and legato slurs are missing, but at the beginning of each such episode, a legato sempre (or legato) sign is given. In most such cases in this edition, the slurs are printed in accordance with the score text, while the legato sempre and legato signs are removed as redundant and their absence is not specified in the comments either.