Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 Violin I part

March 12, 2019, 9:03 AM · From all the googling I have done, I take it most of Shostakovich is not public domain. I'm trying to find a copy of the 1st violin part and any leads would be greatly appreciated!

Kalmus doesn't have it, EMS doesn't have it, etc...

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Edited: March 12, 2019, 9:09 AM · Curious. I thought Russia and the USSR were very slow to sign onto those treaties. Perhaps he used German or British publishers to get around that?

Does IMSLP have anything?

March 12, 2019, 9:30 AM · IMSLP practically has nothing :(
March 12, 2019, 9:37 AM · Have a look at the NY Phil archives. You cannot download or print, but you can watch it online. Many works are available with bowings etc. from different conductors.
Edited: March 12, 2019, 1:01 PM · Russian copyright protections extend 50 years after the death date of the author (Shostakovich, d. 1975). If it was first published in a different country the applicable copyright laws could be different.
If it was first published in Russia and was in the public domain, the Copyright Law of 1993 retroactively put it back under copyright:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_the_Russian_Federation

March 12, 2019, 10:02 AM · Yes, as Dawson says, Russian works used to be public domain. Now you gotta pay...
March 12, 2019, 10:19 AM · It's in the NY Phil archives as suggested above.
https://archives.nyphil.org/index.php/search?search-type=singleFilter&search-text=shostakovich+symphony+5&doctype=part
March 12, 2019, 10:26 AM · When I played it it was a "manuscript" copy. You've got to be really careful to count the ledger lines under the highest notes.
March 12, 2019, 11:17 AM · Thank you everyone!
March 12, 2019, 1:19 PM · By the way, if you're looking for Shostakovich 5 in order to practice the most common audition excerpts from it, try these:

https://orchestraexcerpts.com/shostakovich-symphony-5-violin-excerpt-2/

https://orchestraexcerpts.com/shostakovich-symphony-5-violin-excerpt/

and be aware that if either of these is on an audition list, the committee is going to be listening not only for intonation but for absolutely impeccable rhythm.

March 12, 2019, 5:17 PM · Check your email....
March 12, 2019, 5:31 PM · Thank you Bo!!!!


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