Folk Dances (1952)
Dmitri Shostakovich (ed. h. robert reynolds)
Composed in Shostakovich’s light-hearted style, Folk Dances is a single movement work filled with the joy and exuberance of the Russian people. The many folk melodies are combined in a string so that musical energy abounds and the spirit of folk dances can easily be imagined. The first version of this composition was instrumented by M. Vakhutinsky for Russian bands.
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