Dedication: No.1 to B.Kustodiev; Nos.2-5 to M.Shostakovich; Nos. 6-8 to Natasha Kuba.
First performance: May 8, 1920. Author. Petrograd. House of Arts (exhibition of B.Kustodiev’s paintings). Manuscripts: in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 2048, Inv. 2, Item 14). First edition: D.Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol.39, Moscow, 1983.