Works Chamber Compositions for Voice and Songs

The Romance “There Were Kisses...”

Opus 96 Opus 97

Opus SO
1954 year

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Compositions for Solo Voice(s).
first publication:

1982, "Muzika" D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 31, Moscow.


RSALA, rec. gr. 2048, inv. 1, f. 54, pp. 11-12

The Romance “There Were Kisses...”
For Bass Soloist and Piano
on Verses by Yevgeni Dolmatovsky 

     The romance ‘There Were Kisses’ was originally planned as part of the cycle on verses by Yevgeni Dolmatovsky, Оp. 98. But for some unknown reason Shostakovich did not include it in the cycle of romances, Op. 98, leaving it as a separate composition, Sans op. This composition was first published 30 years after it was written in Dmitri Shostakovich’s Collected Works by Muzyka Publishers in 1982. The next edition of the romance came out in 1987 in the collection Romances and Songs on Verses by Yevgeni Dolmatovsky (Sovetsky kompozitor Publishers, Moscow). In 2004, Northern Flowers put out a disc with a recording of the romance ‘There Were Kisses...’ performed by baritone Mikhail Lukonin and pianist Yuri Serov (NF/PMA 9912).