Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva for contralto and piano.
This work was completed on August 7, 1973.
Whence comes this tenderness?
Hamlet’s dialogue with his Conscience
Poet and Tsar
No, sounded the drum!
To Anna Akhmatova
Premiere: October 30, 1973. Great Hall of the Leningrad Philharmonia. Performed by I. Bogachova and S. Vakman.
First Edition: “Muzyka” Publishers, Moscow, 1974.
Manuscripts: The hand-written score is in the archive of the composer’s family.
Opus 143a Version for voice and orchestra.
Completed on January 9, 1974.
Premiere: June 6, 1974. Moscow. Great Hall of the Conservatoire. Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
Conductor R. Barshai. Soloist I. Bogachova.
First Edition: D. Shostakovich, Collected Works, Vol. 31, Moscow, 1982.
Manuscripts: in the archive of the composer’s family.