The Miraculous Mandarin (Bartók, Béla)
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Vienna: Universal Edition, 1927. Plate W. Ph. V. 304
New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1955.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 Hands (Bartók)
Vienna: Universal Edition, 1925. Plate U.E. 7706.
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|Work Title||The Miraculous Mandarin|
|Alternative Title||A csodálatos mandarin|
Der Wunderbare Mandarin
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Op.19 ; Sz.73|
|Year/Date of Composition||1918-24|
|First Performance||1926-11-27, Cologne|
|Average Duration||30 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Orchestra: 3 flutes/2 piccolo, 3 oboes/English horn, 3 clarinets/E♭/bass, 3 bassoons/2 contrabassoons, 4 horns/2 Wagner tubas, 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba, bass tuba, timpani, snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, tam-tam, xylophone, celesta, harp, piano, organ, choir, and strings.|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
Pantomime ballet based on a story by Melchior Lengyel (1880–1974).