Abesalom da Eteri (Paliashvili, Zakharia)

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Editor First edition
Sh. Aslanishvili
Language Georgian / Russian
Translator A. Kancheli (d.1947), M.G. Kvaliashvili*, Rjurik Ivnev* (1891–1981), Russian text
Publisher. Info. Tbilisi: Saxelbami, 1941.
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Misc. Notes Author/title/imprint information in Russian on colophon page. Details here
*The extent of the contributions to the Russian text by Kvaliashvili are unknown
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Editor L. Paliashvili*
Language Georgian / Russian
Translator M. Kvaliashvili
Publisher. Info. Tbilisi: Sabchota Sakartvelo, 1961 [no copyright notice].
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Misc. Notes *Descendant of the composer? Cover, preface, and artwork in the original vocal score have been omitted from this scan.
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General Information

Work Title Abesalom da Eteri
Alternative. Title აბესალომ და ეთერი = Absalom and Etery
Composer Paliashvili, Zakharia
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts, 5 tableaux
Introduction
  • Act I
Tableau 1
1. Song of the hunters
2. Aria of Eteri
3. Song of the hunters
4. Scene of Eteri, Abesalom, and Murman
Tableau 2
5. Scene of Eteri and her stepmother
6. Scene and duet of Abesalom and Eteri
7. Aria of Murman
  • Act II
8. Chorus
9. Wedding procession
10. Quintet
11. Exit of Murman
12. Canzonetta of Marikh
12–b. Scene
13. Ballet
  • Act III
14. Scene and aria of Abesalom
15. Finale
  • Act IV
16. Scene and aria of Eteri
17. Naina and women's chorus
18. Scene
19. Duet of Abesalom and Murman
20. Scene and 2nd duet
21. Scene of Natela and Abesalom
22. Duet of Eteri and Natela
23. Natela and Abesalom
24. Quartet
25. Marikh, Eteri, and Abesalom
26. Ensemble
27. Concluding scene
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909–18
First Performance. 1919-02-21 in Tbilisi, Georgian National Opera House*
First Publication. 1937 (selections, vocal score)
1941 (complete vocal score)
Librettist Petre Mirianashvili (1860–1940), after the Georgian legend Eteriani
Language Georgian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo voices, chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information *An early version of third act was performed in 1913


Misc. Comments

  • Published also with Russian translation (1941 by R. Ivnev, A Kancheli, and M. Kvaliashvili; 1961 by M. Kvaliashvili) and French translation (1941, El. Orbeliani); translated also into Ukrainian.
  • Vocal score arranged by the composer (see preface to 1941 edition).