Works Chamber Instrumental Ensembles

Milii Balakirev. Polka. Arrangement

Opus 60 Opus SO

Opus SO
1941 year

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Music for Chamber Ensembles.
first publication:

Album of Pieces for a Harp, Issue 1, Sovetsky kompozitor, Moscow, 1979

Mili Balakirev. Polka
Arranged for Two Harps by Dmitri Shostakovich
Sans Op.

     Shostakovich did the arrangement for two harps of Mili Balakirev’s piano polka in F sharp minorat the end of 1941 in Kuibyshev.
     The Polka was not published until after the composer’s death, in 1979, by Sovetsky kompozitor Publishers (Moscow) in the Album of Pieces for Harp, Vol. 1. The audio recording was done in the 1980s by Svetlana Paramonova and Irina Pashinskaya (1988, Melodiya).