- Shostakovich, Dmitri
Complete Works, V. 4.; Simfoniia No. 7, Simfoniia No. 8 [Symphony No. 7, Symphony No.8] Partitura.
Izdatelisvo ''Musika'', Moskva, 1981, Quarter Leather, , , Very Good
vii, 379 pp. Full score, quarto, 9 X 11.75 inches. Leatherlike spine printed in black and gold; handsome gray cloth boards with bright gilt stamping of the composer's name. A tilt to the spine, light wear to extremities, text is clean and unmarked. (Sobranie Sochineniia. [Complete Works, Vol. 4]. Full-page photographic portrait of Shostakovich, two score-page facsimiles in color. Editor's notes in several languages. Symphony No. 7: I. Allegretto, II. Moderato (poco Allegretto), III. Adagio, IV. Allegro non troppo; Symphony No. 8: I. Adagio, Allegro non Troppo, II. Allegretto, III. Allegro non Tropo, IV. Largo, V. Allegretto. Notes. ''Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, dedicated to the city of Leningrad, was written in 1941, during the first months of the great patriotic war.'' ''I wrote the seventh, Leningrad symphony fast. That was the least that I could do. The war was raging all around.''--Shostakovich. The Symphony No. 8, in C minor, was written in 1943. The edition is based on autograph scores and first editions with corrections and variants from archival fragments, variants, and piano scores.