Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

Christophe Colomb (1929)

two orchestral pieces, for the opera Le Pauvre Christophe Colomb by Erwin Dressel

  • General information
    • Composition date : jan 1929 - feb 1929
    • Duration : 7 mn
    • Editor : Le Chant du Monde
    • Opus : 23
Detailed formation
  • mixed choir à 4 voix
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 4 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), 4 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 percussionists, timpani, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 14 March 1929
    Location :

    URSS, Léningrad, Petit théâtre d'Opéra de l'Académie des Arts


    Performers :

    Samuel Samossoud : direction.

Table of contents

  1. Ouverture en do mineur (Allegro poco moderato)
  2. Finale en do majeur (Moderato – Andantino – Allegro)