Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky, Modest)

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Arranger Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Co., 1909. Plate 7000.
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Arranger Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Editor Georgy Kirkor (1910–1980)
Irina Iordan (1910–1976)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1959. Plate 26868.
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Copyist Pavel Lamm (1882-1951)
Boris Asafyev (1884-1949)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1930-50).
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965). Kalmus Orchestra Series.
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Editor Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)
Language Russian / German
Translator Max Hube, German text
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений)
Vol.I, series 3 (pp.xxxvii, 1-469)
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1927.Plate Г.M. 5701-04 И.M.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1960).
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Misc. Notes Mussorgsky's original and revised versions conflated in one edition. Foliation (pp.xxxvii; 1-50; 51-118; 119-228; 229-305; 306-419; 420-469)
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Complete, 1908 revision

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Arranger Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), revision
Engraver Breitkopf und Härtel, Leipzig
Language Russian / French
Translator Mikhail Osipovich Ashkinasi (1851–1914) as Michel Delines, French text
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Co., 1908. Plate 6452.
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Arranger Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Language German / English
Translator Max Lippold (d. ca.1930), German text
Rosa Newmarch (1857-1940), English text
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Co., 1908. Plate 6452.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70). (Belwin, et al. after 1972)
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Arranger Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), revision
Editor Gualterio Pardo
Language Russian / Italian
Translator Mikhail Osipovich Ashkinasi (1851–1914) as Michel Delines,
Ernesto Palermi (1837-1904), Italian text
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel et Cie., 1909. Plate 4044.
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Arranger Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Editor Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)
Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.[1939]. Plate M. 16067 Г.
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Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: V. Bessel, 1875. Plate 369.
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Complete, 1908 revision

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Arranger Konstantin Chernov (1865–1937)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel et Cie., 1909. Plate 6470.
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For Piano solo (Blasser)

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Arranger Gustav Blasser (1857–1942)
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1929. Plate U.E. 9863.
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Arranger Andrey Yevgenyev (1833–1890)
Publisher. Info. Berlin(?): Bote & Bock(?), (ca.1900). Plate 10.
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General Information

Work Title Борис Годунов
Alternative. Title Boris Godunov
Composer Mussorgsky, Modest
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's prologue, 4 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1868-1872
First Performance. 1874-01-27 in St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
Ivan Melnikov (Boris Godunov)
Aleksandra Krutikova (Fyodor)
Wilhelmina Raab (Xenia)
Olga Shryoder (Xenia's nurse)
Vasiliy Vasilyev, 'Vasilyev II' (Prince Vasiliy Shuysky)
Vladimir Sobolev (Andrey Shchelkalov)
Vladimir Vasilyev, 'Vasilyev I' (Pimen)
Fyodor Komissarzhevsky (Grigoriy the Pretender)
Yuliya Platonova (Marina Mniszech)
Josef Paleček (Rangoni)
Osip Petrov (Varlaam)
Pavel Dyuzhikov (Misail)
Antonina Abarinova (The Innkeeper)
Pavel Bulakhov (Holy Fool)
Mikhail Sariotti (Nikitich)
Lyadov (Mityukha)
Sobolev (Boyar-in-Attendance)
Matvey Matveyev (Boyar Khrushchov)
Vladimir Vasilyev, 'Vasilyev I' (Lawicki)
Sobolev (Czernikowski)
Maryinsky chorus, orchestra, Eduard Nápravník (conductor)
First Publication. 1874 - St. Petersburg: Bessel
Librettist Composer, after Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Cast
Boris Godunov (baritone or bass)
Fyodor, his son (mezzo-soprano)
Xenia, Boris's daughter (soprano)
Xenia's nurse (contralto)
Prince Vasiliy Ivanovich Shuysky (tenor)
Andrey Shchelkalov, Clerk of the Duma (baritone)
Pimen, chronicler-hermit (bass)
Grigoriy the Pretender, in training with Pimen (tenor)
Marina Mniszech, daughter of the Sandomierz Voyevoda (mezzo-soprano)
Rangoni, a covert Jesuit (bass)
Varlaam, a vagabond (bass )
Misail, a vagabond (tenor)
Innkeeper (mezzo-soprano)
Holy Fool Yuródivïy (tenor)
Nikitich, a police officer (bass)
Mityukha, a peasant (bass)
The Boyar-in-Attendance (tenor)
The Boyar Khrushchov (tenor)
Lawicki, Jesuit (bass)
Czernikowski, Jesuit (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Boyars, Boyars' children, streltsy, bodyguards, policemen, Polish nobles,
Sandomierz maidens, wandering minstrels, people of Moscow
Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, (2nd also English horn), 3 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, snare drum, tambourine, cymbals
piano, harp, strings
On and Offstage Instruments
trumpet, bells, tam-tam
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