SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10

ShostakovichShostakovich's Symphony No. 10
Erich Leinsdorf led the Boston Symphony Orchestra's first performances of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony on October 19 and 20, 1962 at Symphony Hall.
Following the first performances in Boston, further performances were given during the 1962-1963 Season in Providence, Boston, Brooklyn, New Haven, New York, and Cambridge. The BSO's January 16, 1963 performance at Sanders Theater in Cambridge was telecast by WGBH, WENH (Durham, NH), and WCBB-TV (Augusta, ME).

Since that time, the BSO has performed the work under Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Sanderling, Bernard Haitink, Roberto Abbado, Antonio Pappano, and Andris Nelsons.

 

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ShostakovichFeatured Documents
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Program for October 19, 20, 1962  performances at Symphony Hall (PDF)

Reviews of October 1962 performances in Symphony Hall (PDF)

Burk regarding the BSO/Leinsdorf performance of the 10th Symphony and Mr. Burk's program note, October 21, 1962 (PDF)

 

 

 

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Telecast of BSO performance conducted by Erich Leinsdorf at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University, January 15, 1963, Mvt. 4, "Andante; Allegro,"  excerpt only

BSO radio broadcast on WGBH Radio from Symphony Hall, October 20, 1962.  Performance conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, Mvt. 2,  "Allegro," excerpt only

1954 recording released on the Colosseum label (CRLP 173) featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Original LP label says that Dmitri Shostakovich conducted, but this is contested by scholars who claim that the conductor is more likely Evgeni Mvavinsky. Mvt. 2, "Allegro," excerpt only

 

 

Featured Photographs

Serge Koussevitzky on the grounds of Seranak, his summer home in the Berkshires, ca. 1946. Photograph by Egone, courtesy BSO Archives
Photograph of Erich Leinsdorf conducting, ca. 1965. Photograph by Milton Feinberg
Close up of Erich Leinsdorf conducting, ca. 1965. Photographer unknown.
Close up of Erich Leinsdorf conducting, ca. 1965. Photographer unknown.
Photograph of Erich Leinsdorf and the BSO at Symphony Hall, 1963.  Photograph by Fay Foto
Photograph of Erich Leinsdorf and the BSO at Symphony Hall, 1963.  Photograph by Fay Foto
Photograph of Erich Leinsdorf and the BSO at Symphony Hall, 1964. Photographer unknown
Photograph of Erich Leinsdorf and the BSO at Symphony Hall, 1964. Photographer unknown