The Snow Maiden (opera) (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Language Russian / German
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., 1898. Plate 4800
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).Catalog A 2331.
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Misc. Notes Original imprint and plate no. omitted from reprint. (Foliation = ii, 3-402)
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Language Russian / French / English
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d.
Reprinted Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d. (1980).
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Misc. Notes English text might be by Edward Agate. Reprint lacks any imprint information.
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Misc. Notes based on St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co. score
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Editor Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d.[1898].
Reprinted Moscow: Muzgiz, 1949
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Language French / German
Translator Pauline Halperine (d.1934), Pierre Lalo (1866-1943), French text
August Bernhard (1852-1908), German text
Publisher. Info. Petrograd: Bessel, 1908. Plate 6400.
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Editor Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975)
Publisher. Info. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov: Complete Collected Works, vol.31 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1953. Plate M. 23475 Г.
Reprinted Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1968). Plate 4027.
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Language English / French
Translator Edward Agate (1880-1940), English text
Publisher. Info. Petrograd: W. Bessel & Co., 1921. Plate 6400.
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Editor Ernest Newman (1868–1959)
Language English
Translator Frederick Herman Martens (1874–1932)
Publisher. Info. Boston: O. Ditson, 1917 (from the collection Modern Russian Songs)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Kazachenko)

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Arranger Grigoriy Kazachenko (1858–1938)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., 1908. Plate 6440.
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Song of the Shepherd Lehl

For Female Chorus and Piano (Engel)

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Arranger Carl Engel (1883-1944)
Publisher. Info. Boston: Boston Music Co., 1914. Plate B.M. Co. 4411
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Farewell, Carnival!

For Mixed Chorus and Piano (Schindler)

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Arranger Kurt Schindler (1882-1935)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1917. Plate 27613.
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General Information

Work Title The Snow Maiden
Alternative. Title Снегурочка ; Schneeflöckchen ; Jeune fille de neige
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Prologue and 4 acts
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  • Prologue
Scene of Spring-Beauty and the Birds
Introduction
Recitative and Aria of Spring
Recitative
Song and Dance of the Birds
  • Act I
Introduction
Scene of Snowmaiden and Lel'
First Song of Lel'
Second Song of Lel'
Arietta of Snowmaiden
Scene and Arietta of Kupava
Wedding Rite
Scene of Kupava and Snowmaiden
Finale
  • Act II
Chorus. Song of the Blind Gusli-Players
Scene of the Tsar and Bermyata
Duet of the Tsar and Kupava
Public Proclamation
Solemn Procession of Tsar Berendey
Hymn of the Berendeyans
Cavatina of the Tsar [with scene and concluding chorus]
  • Act III
Scene in the Forest Reserve
Roundelay and Song of the Beaver
Cavatina of the Tsar
Dance of the Skomorokhi
Third Song of Lel'
Scene of Snowmaiden and Mizgir'
Arioso
Scene of Lel', Kupava, and Snowmaiden
Trio
  • Act IV
Introduction
Scene of Snowmaiden and Spring
Chorus of Flowers
Duet of Snowmaiden and Mizgir'
Finale
Concluding Chorus
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1880–81 A ; 1895 B
First Performance. 1882-02-10 A – St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
Mikhail Vasilyev (Tsar Berendey)
Mikhail Koryakin (Bermyata)
Mariya Kamenskaya (Spring Beauty)
Fyodor Stravinsky (Frost)
Feodosiya Velinskaya (The Snow Maiden)
Vasily Vasilyev (Bobyl Bakula)
Olga Schröder (Bobylikha)
Anna Bichurina (Lel)
Mariya Makarova (Kupava)
Ippolit Pryanishnikov (Mizgir)
Pavel Dyuzhikov (First Herald)
Vladimir Mayboroda (Second Herald)
Vladimir Sobolev (Wood-Sprite)
Eduard Nápravník (conductor)
First Publication. 1881 A – St. Petersburg: V. Bessel
1898 B – St. Petersburg: V. Bessel.
  • Full score. Plate 4800.
Librettist Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), after Aleksandr Ostrovsky (1823–1886)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra
Cast
Tsar Berendey (Царь Берендей) (tenor)
Bermyata (Бермята) (bass)
Spring Beauty (Весна-Красна) (mezzo-soprano)
Frost (Мороз) (bass)
The Snow Maiden (Снегурочка) (soprano)
Bobyl Bakula (Бобыль Бакула) (tenor)
Bobylikha (Бобылиха) (mezzo-soprano)
Lel (Лель) (contralto)
Kupava (Купава) (soprano)
Mizgir (Мизгирь) baritone)
First Herald (1-ый бирюч) (tenor)
Second Herald (2-ой бирюч) (bass)
Tsar's page (Царский отрок) (mezzo-soprano)
Wood-Sprite (Леший) (tenor)
Maslenitsa (Масленица) (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, tam-tam, piano, harp, strings
Related Works The Snow Maiden (suite) - 1895 concert suite for orchestra
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