12 Romances, Op.60 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)




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Editor Ivan Shishov (1888–1947)
Nikolay Shemanin (1903–?)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.45 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1940. Plate M. 16980 Г.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).Vocal Series No.6764
Misc. Notes Original publisher info and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Includes footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic)
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General Information

Work Title 12 Romances
Alternative. Title 12 романсов
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60 ; TH 106
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 98
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs:
  1. Last Night (Вчерашняя ночь)
    Allegro moderato (A major, 60 bars)
  2. I'll Tell You Nothing (Я тебе ничего не скажу)
    Allegretto con moto (E major, 67 bars)
  3. O, If Only You Knew (О, если б знали вы)
    Allegro agitato (E major, 67 bars)
  4. The Nightingale (Соловей)
    Allegro molto rubato e capriccioso (C minor, 106 bars)
  5. Simple Words (Простые слова)
    Tempo di Valse (Allegro) (F major, 163 bars)
  6. Sleepless Nights (Ночи безумные)
    Andante non troppo, un poco rubato (G minor, 46 bars)
  7. Song of a Gypsy Girl (Песнь цыганки)
    Allegro moderato (A minor, 81 bars)
  8. Forgive! (Прости!)
    Moderato (F major, 62 bars))
  9. Night (Ночь)
    Moderato assai (G minor, 61 bars))
  10. Beyond the Window, in the Shadows (За окном в тени мелькает)
    Allegro vivo (F major, 64 bars)
  11. Exploit (Подвиг)
    Andante (G minor, 39 bars)
  12. The Gentle Stars Shone For Us (Нам звезды кроткие сияли)
    Andante tenore (F major, 47 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1886
First Publication. 1887 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. 57 pages. Plates 13525 to 13536.
Librettist Various:
1, 11. Aleksey Khomyakov (1804–1860)
2. Afanasy Fet (1820–1892)
3, 12. Aleksey Pleshcheyev (1825–1893)
4. Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
5. Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
6. Aleksey Apukhtin (1841–1893)
7, 9, 10. Yakov Polonsky (1819–1898)
8. Nikolay Nekrasov (1821–1877)
Language Russian
Dedication Mariya Fyodorovna, Empress of Russia (1847–1928)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice + Piano
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive