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|Composition Year||1915 ; rev. 1920|
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Skazka pro shuta [The Tale of the Buffoon]
|Alternative. Title||Ballet en six tableaux|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.21|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1915 ; rev. 1920|
|Librettist||Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, 2 harps, strings (see below, comments)|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
The instrumentation was taken from the suite of the ballet, but it should be relatively accurate for the full ballet as well.