3 Modern Greek Poems, Op.50 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Dvorak - Op.50 - 3 Modern Greek Poems.pdf
Publisher Info.:

Unidentified publisher, n.d.(ca.1883 or after).

Reprinted:

Unidentified publisher, n.d.(ca.). (with new titles inserted at the beginning of each of the 3 poems- note the font - and much identifying material removed?)

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General Information

Work Title 3 Modern Greek Poems
Alternative Title 3 novořecké básně
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.50, B.84a/b
Movements/Sections 3
  1. Kolijas (Klepht song) / Koljas (Píseň kleftská)
  2. Nereids (ballad) / Nereidy (balada)
  3. Parga's Lament (heroic song) / Žalozpěv Pargy (písen hrdinná)
Year/Date of Composition 1878 August 22 (date on piano manuscript)
First Performance 1878 November 17 (orchestra)
First Publication 1883 – Breslau: Julius Hainauer
Librettist Modern (?) Greek folk poetry, translated by Václav Bolemír Nebeský (1818–1882)
Language Czech
Average Duration 13 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, Piano
External Links antonin-dvorak.cz
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive


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Version History

  • Composed for voice and orchestra, 1878 (= B.84a) (this version has been lost.)
  • For voice and piano by Dvořák, 1878 (= B.84b).

B.84a described as arrangement at Dvorak site, but in the absence of a dated manuscript or other evidence (?) and since it was premiered first, there is no reason to give priority to either version (arrangement in the 19th century could as often mean layout, specific orchestration, instrumentation, rather than a sign that the result was not the original form (the result was "only an arrangement"))

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