"The Human Comedy" (Scenes from Parisian Life). Music for a play by P. Sukhotin (adapted from H. de Balzac).
Premiere: April 1, 1934. Moscow. Vakhtangov Theatre. Directors: A. Kozlovsky and B. Shchukin. First edition: D.Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 27, Moscow, 1986. Manuscripts: The hand-written score is in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art, (Stack 2048, Inv. 3, Item 33).