Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)

Symphonie n° 8 (1943)

in C minor, for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 02 jul 1943 - 09 sep 1943
    • Duration : 1 h 2 mn
    • Editor : Le Chant du Monde
    • Opus : 65
    • Dedication : à Evguéni Alexandrovitch Mravinski
Detailed formation
  • 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes (also English horn), 4 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 4 timpani, 4 percussionists, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 4 November 1943
    Location :

    URSS, Moscou, Grande salle du Conservatoire


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre Symphonique d'Etat d'URSS, direction : Evguéni Mravinski.

Table of contents

  1. Adagio – Allegro non troppo
  2. Allegretto
  3. Allegro non troppo
  4. Largo
  5. Allegretto