Neha Patil

Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (Shostakovich)

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The Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (commonly known as Jazz Suite No. 1) by Dmitri Shostakovich was composed in 1934. It has three movements:

  1. Waltz in G minor
  2. Polka in C major
  3. Foxtrot in F-sharp minor

The suite is scored for 3 saxophones (soprano, alto and tenor), 2 trumpets, trombone, wood block, snare drum, cymbals, glockenspiel, xylophone, banjo, Hawaiian guitar, piano, violin and double bass. The premiere was on March 24, 1934.

Notable recordings

  • Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam conducted by Riccardo Chailly (DECCA)
  • National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conductor; Theodore Kuchar (Brilliant Classics)
  • Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons (EMI)
  • References

    Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 1 (Shostakovich) Wikipedia

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