Valery Gergiev introduces Shostakovich Symphony No 10
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 in E minor op.93 - 1. Moderato (part 1)
Shostakovich- Symphony No. 10, Mvt. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No 10 III Allegretto
Shostakovich's "Symphony No.10, IV (Finale)" (Audio + Sheet Music)
The Symphony No. 10 in E minor by Dmitri Shostakovich was premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky on 17 December 1953, following the death of Joseph Stalin in March of that year. It is not clear when it was written: according to the composer's letters composition was between July and October 1953, but Tatiana Nikolayeva stated that it was completed in 1951. Sketches for some of the material date from 1946.