Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

Suite du ballet "Le Boulon" (1931)

Ballet suite n°5, excerpts selected by Alexander Gaouk, for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1931
      Revision dates : 1934
    • Duration : 27 mn
    • Editor : Le Chant du Monde
    • Opus : 27a
Detailed formation
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists, strings, 3 cornets [section de cuivres] , 2 trumpets [section de cuivres] , 6 flugerlhorns [section de cuivres] , 2 tubas [section de cuivres]

Creation information

  • Date : 17 January 1933
    Location :

    URSS, Léningrad


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre philharmonique de Léningrad, direction : Alexandre Gaouk.

Table of contents

  1. Ouverture (Adagio – Allegro)
  2. Danse du bureaucrate (Polka) (Allegretto – Allegro – Moderato – Allegretto)
  3. Danse des débardeurs (Variation) (Moderato non troppo)
  4. Tango. Danse de Kozelkov et de ses amis (Allegretto – Andante – Allegretto – Allegro)
  5. Intermezzo (Allegretto)
  6. Danse d'une esclave (Andante)
  7. Le Conciliateur (Andantino)
  8. Danse générale et Apothéose (Finale) (Allegro)