4 Romances, Op.2 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)
N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov: Complete Collected Works, vol.45 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1946. Plate M. ? Г.
Moscow: Muzyka, 1969. Plate 5916.
Ernest Newman (1868-1959)
Robert H. Hamilton, English text
From the collection Modern Russian Songs. Boston: O. Ditson, 1919.
Original artsong in D♭ major, for low voice. Despite the indications at the top of this piece, it was modified somewhat (besides being transposed to E♭ major) for the opera The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga, Op.54, which itself derives from the first act of Mey's play The Maid of Pskov and constitutes the separable prologue to the composer's opera of the same name.
|Work Title||4 Romances|
|Alternative Title||4 Романcа|
|Year/Date of Composition||1865–66|
|First Publication||1866 – St. Petersburg: Bessel|
|Instrumentation||Voice + Piano|
|Related Works||A modified version of No.3 was used in the opera The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga, Op.54.|
|Extra Information||The piano part of No.1 was supposedly written by Mily Balakirev.|