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

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Version B

 Prologue
#22145 - 18.41MB, 102 (ii, #3–103) pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6) - V/V/V - 3924x

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 Act I
#22356 - 11.66MB, 69 (#104–172) pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - V/V/V - 2335x

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 Act II
#22357 - 11.58MB, 71 (#173–243) pp. -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 1448x

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 Act III
#22380 - 14.57MB, 81 (#244–324) pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2942x

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 Act IV
#22381 - 13.05MB, 78 (#325–402) pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - V/V/V - 1790x

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PMLP46531-Rimsky Snowmaiden fs Prologue.pdf
Language:

Russian / German

Publisher Info.:

St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., 1898. Plate 4800

Reprinted:

New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933). Catalog A 2331.

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Original imprint and plate no. omitted from reprint.

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 Soprano chorus part
#22927 - 1.62MB, 17 (facing) pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - C/V/C - 319x

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PMLP46531-Rimsky Snowmaiden Choral Sop.pdf
Language:

Russian / French / English

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St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d.

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Miami: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d. (1980).

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English text might be by Edward Agate. Reprint lacks any imprint information.

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Version B

 Complete score
#31207 - 27.52MB, 401 pp. -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 2659x

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Carolus (2009/5/11)

PMLP46531-Rimsky-SnegourochkaVS1949.pdf
Editor:

Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)

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St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d.[1898].

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Moscow: Muzgiz, 1949

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Edited reprint of the first edition.

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 Act I, II
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 Act III, IV
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 Color cover
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Carolus (2013/3/21)

SIBLEY1802.24251.192d-39087011155589Act I-II.pdf
Language:

French / German

Translator:

Pauline Halperine (d.1934), Pierre Lalo (1866-1943), French text
August Bernhard (1852-1908), German text

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Petrograd: Bessel, 1908. Plate 6400.

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 Complete Score
#21540 - 22.53MB, 433 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V*/V*/V* - 1605x

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Carolus (2008/8/29)

PMLP46531-Rimsky-SnegurochkaVSmuz.pdf
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.

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Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1968). Plate 4027.

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 Complete Score
#340340 - 34.41MB, 304 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 27x

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 Color Cover
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SIBLEY1802.20903.8c92-39087011155613score.pdf
Language:

English / French

Translator:

Edward Agate (1880-1940), English text

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Petrograd: W. Bessel & Co., 1921. Plate 6400.

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 Lel's Third Song (Act III)
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PMLP46531-Rimsky Snowmaiden Act3 Lel's3rdSong Eng.pdf
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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For low voice. Transposed from original F minor to E minor

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Version B

For Piano solo (Kazachenko)

 Complete Score
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 Complete Score (alternative scan)
#21541 - 14.26MB, 222 pp. -  5.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/V - 307x

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Alaric (2008/8/29)

PMLP46531-Rimsky Snomaiden pnosolo.pdf
Arranger:

Grigoriy Kazachenko (1858–1938)

Publisher Info.:

St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., 1908. Plate 6440.

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Stage directions and titles of numbers in Russian and French; sung text omitted

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Song of the Shepherd Lehl

For Female Chorus and Piano (Engel)

 Complete score (SSA)
#213881 - 0.44MB, 12 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - V/V/C - 244x

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SIBLEY1802.13268.ad2c-39087012952588song.pdf
Arranger:

Carl Engel (1883-1944)

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Boston: Boston Music Co., 1914. Plate B.M. Co. 4411

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Farewell, Carnival!

For Mixed Chorus and Piano (Schindler)

 Complete Score
#336033 - 0.92MB, 20 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0) - V/V/V - 11x

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SIBLEY1802.22199.60fe-39087012953974carnival.pdf
Arranger:

Kurt Schindler (1882-1935)

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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/Sections Prologue and 4 acts
Version B
  • 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 Composition 1880–81 A ; 1895B
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
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus and orchestra
Solo Roles
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 See also the orchestral suite from the opera (1895).
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