Scherzo for orchestra. F sharp Minor.
Dedication: "To my teacher Maximilian Oseyevich Shteinberg"
Manuscripts: in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 2048, Inv.1, Item 35); Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture (Stack 32, Item 77).
First edition: D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 10, Moscow, 1984.
"Everything that I was taught by Shteinberg I eagerly devoured, sucking in like a sponge all his instructions and advice. Skilfully and sensitively Shteinberg nurtured good taste in his pupils. What I owe to him most of all is learning to value and love good music..."
(D.Shostakovich, Thoughts about the Road behind Me, Sovietskaya Muzyka, 1956, No.9)