Swan Lake (ballet), Op.20 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1895]. Plate 4432.
Reprinted New York: Broude Brothers, 1951. Plate B.B. 59.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1895]. Plate 4432
Reprinted New York: Broude Brothers, 1951. Plate B.B. 59.
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Misc. Notes Typically inserted directly in Act III after No.20, if used at all; scored for solo violin and orchestra. This number was probably first issued in the 1895 printing of the full score, where it appeared as a supplement, along with Drigo's orchestrations of three Op.72 piano pieces used in the 1895 revival.
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Editor Irina Iordan (1910–1976)
Georgy Kirkor (1910–1980)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.11a (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1957. Plate M. 26458a Г.
Reprinted Muzyka, n.d. Plate 2730.
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Arranger Riccardo Drigo (1846–1930)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1900]. Plate 25425-26.
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Misc. Notes Drigo's orchestration of 3 selections from 18 Pieces, Op.72 were included in the 1895 revision of the ballet staged by Petitpa.
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1960).
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Misc. Notes These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project. Corresponds to Jurgenson's 1895 full score. Includes the Drigo orchestrations of the three Op.72 piano pieces.
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For Piano solo (Kashkin)

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Arranger Nikolay Kashkin (1839-1920)
Editor Irina Iordan (1910–1976)
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Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.56 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1958. Plate M. 26493 Г.
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Misc. Notes Includes both 20a (Danse Russe) and 19a (Pas de Deux) as supplements
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Arranger Eduard Langer (1835–1905)
Editor Riccardo Drigo (1846–1930)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1900]. Plate 25615-25651.
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See: Swan Lake (suite), Op.20a
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Arranger Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(ca.1882). Plate 3343 T.303
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Arranger Granville Bantock (1868–1946)
Publisher. Info. London: Paxton, 1942. Plate 15626
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L'espiègle "Black Swan" variation

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Misc. Notes Piano reduction of Drigo's 1895 orchestration of L'espiègle, Op.72 No.12, used in Act III of the 1895 revision.
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General Information

Work Title Swan Lake
Alternative. Title Лебединое озеро ; Le Lac des Cygnes ; Der Schwansee
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.20 ; TH 12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts
Introduction
Moderato assai (62 bars)
  • Act I
1. Scène. Allegro giusto (109 bars)
2. Valse. Tempo di Valse (399 bars)
3. Scène. Allegro moderato (125 bars)
4. Pas de trois
I. Intrada. Allegro (68 bars)
II. Andante sostenuto (66 bars)
III. Allegro semplice (72 bars)
IV. Moderato (40 bars)
V. Allegro (59 bars)
VI. Coda. Allegro vivace (64 bars)
5. Pas de deux
I. Tempo di Valse ma non troppo vivo quasi Moderato (104 bars)
II. Andante (104 bars)
III. Tempo di Valse (88 bars)
IV. Coda. Allegro molto vivace (149 bars)
6. Pas d'action. Andantino quasi Moderato (75 bars)
7. Sujet (16 bars)
8. Danse des coupes. Tempo di Polacca (202 bars)
9. Finale. Andante (49 bars)
  • Act II
10. Scène. Moderato (76 bars)
11. Scène. Allegro moderato—Moderato—Allegro vivo (274 bars)
12. Scène. Allegro (96 bars)
13. Danses des cygnes
I. Tempo di Valse (144 bars)
II. Moderato assai (50 bars)
III. Tempo di Valse (100 bars)
IV. Allegro moderato (38 bars)
V. Pas d'action. Andante—Andante non troppo (146 bars)
VI. Tempo di Valse (88 bars)
VII. Coda. Allegro vivo (73 bars)
14. Scène. Moderato (70 bars)
  • Act III
15. Allegro giusto (176 bars)
16. Danses du corps de ballet et des nains. Moderato assai—Allegro vivo (136 bars)
17. Scène: La sortie des invités et la valse. Allegro—Tempo di Valse (362 bars)
18. Scène. Allegro (63 bars)
19. Pas de six
Intrada. Moderato assai (62 bars)
Var. I. Allegro (65 bars)
Andante con moto (86 bars)
Moderato (38 bars)
Allegro (32 bars)
Moderato - Allegro semplice (66 bars)
Coda. Allegro molto (129 bars)
20. Danse hongroise. Czardas. Moderato assai—Allegro moderato (107 bars)
21. Danse espagnole. Allegro non troppo. Tempo di Bolero (103 bars)
22. Danse napolitaine. Allegro moderato—Andantino quasi Moderato (91 bars)
23. Mazurka. Tempo di Mazurka (192 bars)
24. Scène. Allegro—Valse (152 bars)
  • Act IV
25. Entr'acte. Moderato (33 bars)
26. Scène. Allegro non troppo (56 bars)
27. Danses des petits cygnes. Moderato (108 bars)
28. Scène. Allegro agitato (96 bars)
29. Scène finale. Andante—Allegro agitato (217 bars)
  • Supplementary Numbers (inserted after premiere)
19a. Pas de deux:
Moderato—Andante (55 bars)
Allegro moderato (25 bars)
Allegro (49 bars)
Allegro molto vivace (153 bars)
20a. Danse russe. Moderato—-Andante semplice (160 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1875–77 A ; 1894–95 B (arr. by Riccardo Drigo and Modest Tchaikovsky)
First Performance. 1877-03-04 A – Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre
Stepan Ryabov (conductor), Julius Reisinger (choreographer)

1895-01-27 B – St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre

Riccardo Drigo (conductor), Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov (choreographers)
First Publication. 1877 A – Moscow: P. Jurgenson
Piano solo (arr. Kashkin), Plate 2950, 164 pages.

1881 A – Selections (Nos.20a, 21, 22) for piano 4 hands (arr. Debussy), Plate 4431, 24 pages
1895 A – Full score, Plate 4432, 642 pages.
1900 B – Piano solo (arr. Langer), Plates 25615-25651, 173 pages.
1957 A – Moscow: Muzgiz (in vols.12A and Б of Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works)

Full score. Plates M. 26458-a Г. (Acts I and II) ; Plate M. 26458-б Г. (Acts III and IV).
Average DurationAvg. Duration 140 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (C, B, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 cornets (A, B), 2 trumpets (F, D, E), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, castanets, side drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam,
glockenspiel, harp, strings
Related Works See also the orchestral suite from the ballet, Op.20a.
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
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Extra Information The Introduction was also arranged for solo piano by Tchaikovsky, 1875–76.