The Queen of Spades, Op.68 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.9 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1950. Plate M. 20727(А-В) Г.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1890]. Plates 16270-16294.
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Translator Mikhail Osipovich Ashkinasi (1851–1914) as Michel Delines, French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: A. Noël (successor to F. Mackar et Noël), n.d. Plate A.N. 2068.
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Translator Rosa Newmarch (1857–1940)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1890]. Plates 16270-16294.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Pabst)
See: Illustrations de l'Opera 'La Dame de Pique' by Paul Pabst


Intermezzo (Act II, No.14)

For 2 Pianos (Schaefer)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1897). Plate 20432.
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General Information

Work Title The Queen of Spades
Alternative. Title Пиковая дама ; Pique dame
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.68 ; TH 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts, 7 scenes
For complete listing, see this page
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1890
First Performance. 1890-12-19 in St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
Nikolay Figner (Hermann)
Ivan Melnikov (Tomsky)
Leonid Yakovlev (Yeletsky)
Vasily Vasilyev II (Chekalinsky)
Yalmr Frey (Surin)
Konstantin Kondaraki (Chaplitsky)
Vladimir Sobolev (Narumov)
Vasily Yefimov (Master of Ceremonies)
Mariya Slavina (Countess)
Medea Figner (Liza)
Mariya Dolina (Polina)
Mariya Pilz (Governess)
Yuliya Yunosova (Masha)
Olga Olgina (Prilepa)
Nina Fride (Milovzor)
Aleksandr Klimov II (Zlatogor)
Eduard Nápravník (conductor)
First Publication. 1890, 1891 - Moscow: P. Jurgenson
  • Vocal score, 289 pages. Plates 16270 to 16294.
  • Vocal score (2nd ed., 1891)
  • Vocal score (3rd ed., 1891)
  • Full score, 3 vols. (320, 213 and 249 pages). Plate 16266.
Librettist Modest Tchaikovsky (1850–1916) and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
after Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 155 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Cast
Herman (Герман) (1st tenor)
Count Tomsky (Граф Томский) (baritone)
Prince Yeletsky (Князь Елецкий) (baritone)
Chekalinsky (Чекалинский) (tenor)
Surin (Сурин) (bass)
Chaplitsky (Чаплицкий) (2nd tenor)
Narumov (Нарумов) (2nd bass)
Master of Ceremonies (Распорядитель) (2nd tenor)
Countess (Графиня) (mezzo-soprano)
Liza (Лиза) (soprano)
Polina (Полина) (contralto)
Governess (Гувернантка) (mezzo-soprano)
Masha (Маша) (soprano)
Prilepa (Прилепа) (soprano)
Milovzor (Милозвор) (contralto)
Zlatogor (Златогор) (baritone)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B, A), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B, A), tuba
timpani, side drum, bass drum, piano, harp, strings
Offstage
children's trumpets, drums
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Pique dame - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Vocal score also arranged by Tchaikovsky, 1890