This is the Shostakovich Symphony 5 violin excerpt from mvt 1, Rehearsal number 32 until 36.

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Bernard Haitink: Royal Concertgebouw, 1982 Decca Music Group Limited

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Bernard Haitink

Eliahu Inbal: Wiener Symphoniker, 1990 Denon Classics

Shostakovich: Symphony  No. 2 & No. 5 - Eliahu Inbal & Wiener Symphoniker

André Previn: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 2005 EMI Records Ltd

Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 5 - Efrem Kurtz & Philharmonia Orchestra

Midi Practice Tracks:

This excerpt is seriously testing your intonation, so this Midi track is the violin part, an octave lower and really slow. Watch your intonation (also play a real 16th note-and not a triplet).

Practice tempo: Quarter = 60

Video and Recordings from YouTube:

Evgeny Aleksandrovich Mravinsky: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, 1973 (Excerpt starts at 2:40)