Introduction to the opera "The Stone Guest" (Cui, César)
|For the complete opera, see The Stone Guest (Dargomyzhsky, Aleksandr)|
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands
St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., 1871. Plate 286.
The note on the first page translates thus: "This introduction was written by C. Cui. It was too inconvenient to begin the opera without an introduction. The themes of the Commandor (p.85, 120) and Don Juan (p.84) served as material for it."
(Note: Rimsky-Korsakov later composed his own introduction to the opera on Dargomysky's themes.)
|Work Title||Introduction to the opera "The Stone Guest"|
|Alternative Title||Вступление к опере "'Каменный гость"|
|Year/Date of Composition||1869–71|
Based on themes by Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky. This introduction was replaced later by Rimsky-Korsakov's.