A Night Spent without Dreams (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)


Sheet Music


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Yukaghir (2014/5/16)

Editor Pavel Lamm (1882-1951)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title A Night Spent Without Dreams
Alternative. Title Arbenin's monologue
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TN ii/81
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1891
First Publication. 1947
Librettist Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice and piano

Misc. Comments

  • This is from the unfinished play (or opera) Maskarad.
  • Grove Music makes a reference to Arbenin’s monologue from Maskarad (which Khachaturian had also written incidental music for), but, it is unclear whether Rachmaninov ever intended to write a full opera; it may have been that he only intended to do a song or two using the literary material, as seems to have been the case with Monologues from Boris Godunov.