Violin Concerto No 2. Op. 129. Piano score.
Arranged for Violin and Piano by the author.
With the violin part edited by David Oistrakh.
Edited by Victor Ekimovsky. Explanatory article by Maria Karachevskaya.
The author’s manuscript of the piano score of Violin Concerto No. 2 is kept in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Archive.
The author’s arrangement of Violin Concerto No. 2 was first published by Sovetsky kompozitor Publishers in 1969 with the violin part in David Oistrakh’s rendition. The second edition of the piano score was published in 1976 by Muzyka Publishers. The third edition of the piano score was published in 1981 in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works by Muzyka Publishers in Volume 15 along with the piano score of Violin Concerto No. 1. Editor of this volume A. Nikolayev asserted that this publication was based on the edition that the author looked through. When preparing the publication, Shostakovich’s proofreading notes and the comments he made after the author’s arrangement of the Concerto was published were taken into account. The music text was collated with the author’s manuscripts.
The foreign editions of the piano score of the Concerto were published by Peters Publishers in 1970 and Hans Sikorski Publishers (edition number 2163).
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 author’s manuscript of the piano score and the score (New Collected Works, Vol. 44, DSCH, Moscow, 2009).
The violin part is printed in David Oistrakh’s rendition.