16 Songs for Children, Op.54 (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.
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Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1970). Vocal Series No.6763.
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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.
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Reprinted Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. (ca.1975). Plate 9809.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Selections (Nos.3, 4, 16)

For Piano solo (Feinberg)

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Arranger Samuil Feinberg (1890-1962)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, 1966. Plate 4387.
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Legend (No.5)

For Voice and Orchestra (Tchaikovsky)

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Editor Irina Iordan (1910–1976)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.27 (pp.501-05) (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1960. Plate M. 18604 Г.
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Misc. Notes tenor voice, orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (F), strings.
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Work Title 16 Songs for Children
Alternative. Title 16 песен для детей
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.54 ; TH 104
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 songs:
  1. Granny and Grandson (Бабушка и внучек)
    Moderato (A minor, 63 bars)
  2. Little Bird (Птичка)
    Andante con moto (G major, 45 bars)
  3. Spring: The Grass Grows Green (Весна: Травка зеленеет)
    Allegro con spirito (G major, 71 bars)
  4. My Little Garden (Мой садик)
    Allegro comodo (59 bars), G major
  5. Legend (Легенда)
    Moderato (E minor, 80 bars)
  6. On the Bank (На берегу)
    Allegro non troppo (C major, 51 bars)
  7. Winter Evening (Зимний вечер)
    Moderato (C minor, 124 bars)
  8. The Cuckoo (Кукушка)
    Moderato (G major, 133 bars)
  9. Spring: The Snow is Already Melting (Весна: Уж тает снег)
    Allegro animato (F major, 57 bars)
  10. Lullaby in a Storm (Колыбельная песнь в бурю)
    Moderato (F minor, 57 bars)
  11. The Little Flower (Цветок)
    Moderato con moto (F major, 78 bars)
  12. Winter (Зима)
    Moderato (D major, 57 bars)
  13. Spring Song (Весенная песня)
    Allegro moderato (A major, 117 bars)
  14. Autumn (Осень)
    Moderato assai (F minor, 44 bars)
  15. The Swallow (Ласточка)
    Allegro moderato (G major, 109 bars)
  16. Child's Song: My Lizochek (Детская песенка: Мой Лизочек)
    Allegro moderato (A minor, 100 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1881 (No.16) ; 1883 (Nos.1–15)
First Performance. 1884-04 in Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre (No.5, arr. voice and orch.)
Dmitry Usatov (tenor).

1889-03-31 in St. Petersburg (No.5, arr. mixed chorus)

Chorus of the Imperial Opera, Fyodor Becker (conductor)
First Publication. 1881 - Moscow, in Children's Spirit (Детский отдух), supplement to the magazine (No.16).
1884 - Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Nos.1 to 16. Plates 5985-99, 6172, 69 pages
1890 - arr. voice and orchestra. Plate 17430, 6 pages. (No.5)
1890 - arr. mixed chorus. Plate 15584, 5 pages. (No.5)
Librettist Aleksey Pleshcheyev (1825–1893) (Nos.1-14)
Nos.2, 5, 8, 11 translations after
Władysław Syrokomla (1823–1862), Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715–1769)Louis Ratisbonne (1827–1900)
15. Ivan Surikov (1841–1880), after Teofil Lenartowicz (1822–1893)
16. Konstantin Aksakov (1817–1860)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 48 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice + Piano
Related Works The theme of No.5 was the basis for
Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op.35a, by Arensky (1894).
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
The LiederNet Archive
Extra Information No.5 was also arranged by Tchaikovsky for voice and orchestra, 1884, and for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB), 1889.