A Life for the Tsar (Glinka, Mikhail)

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Soviet version ("Ivan Susanin")

 Title, (partial) Contents, Orchestral Instruments
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 Overture
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 Act I Nos.1–3
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 Act I No.4. Scena terzetto e Coro
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 Act II No.5. Polacca
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 Act II Nos.6a .. 6b
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 Act II No.7. Finale
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 Act III Nos.8 .. 11
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 Act III No.12. Quartetto
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 Act III Nos.13 .. 15
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 Act III No.16. Finale
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 Act IV No.17. Antract
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 Act IV Nos.18a .. 18b
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 Act IV No.19. Scena e Coro
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 Act IV Nos.20a .. 20b
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 Epilogue Nos.21 .. 23
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 Appendix. Overture to an early edition
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 Appendix. Passo a due, Passo a tre
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 Appendix (remainder)
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PMLP112614-Glinka Ivan Susanin Front.pdf
Editor:

Vladimir Protopopov (1908–2005)
Valerian Bogdanov-Berezovsky (1903–1971)

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Moscow: Muzgiz, 1965. Plates М. 31265, 31264, 31264a Г.

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 Overture
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Carolus (2016/5/2)

Glinka-LTovTP.jpg
Editor:

Lyudmila Shestakova (1816-1906)

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Mainz: Schott, n.d.(ca.1860). Plate 15898.

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Overture

 Flute 1, 2
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 Oboe 1, 2
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 Clarinet 1, 2 (B)
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 Bassoon 1, 2
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 Horn 1, 2 (B, C), 3, 4 (G)
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 Trumpet 1, 2 (C)
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 Trombone 1, 2, 3 (alto, tenor bass clefs)
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 Timpani
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 Violins I
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 Violas
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 Cellos I / II
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Ottaviano (2010/3/29)

PMLP112614-Glinka-LifeofCzarOv.Flute.pdf
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Mainz: Schott, n.d.(ca.1860).

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New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1933).

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Polacca (No.5)

 Complete Parts
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PMLP112614-Полонез - Партии.pdf
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Original version

 Complete Score
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Emblyadell (2013/3/15)

SIBLEY1802.20633.5f2f-39087011132190score.pdf
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Russian / German

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Moscow: Gutheil, n.d. Plate A. 2417 G.

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 Complete Score
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 Title, Contents, Overture
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 Act I
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 Act III
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 Act IV
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 Act V
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Glinka - A Life for the Csar (Piano Red.).pdf
Language:

Russian / German

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Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.

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Possibly a reprint of the earlier vocal score issued by Stellovsky.
Foliation (ii, #3-387)

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Soviet Version ("Ivan Susanin")

 Title and Contents
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 Overture
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 Act I
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 Act II
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 Act III
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 Act IV
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 Epilogue
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 Appendix
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PMLP112614-Glinka Susanin VS Title.pdf
Editor:

Vladimir Protopopov (1908–2005)

Language:

Russian

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Moscow: Muzgiz, (1939). Plate М. 17183 Г.

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano solo

 Complete Score
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Carolus (2008/7/27)

PMLP26589-Glinka-ZhisnPS.pdf
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Moscow: Muzika i Pienie, No.25, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate M. 25 П.

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Song of the Orphans

For Cello and Piano (Salter)

 Piano score
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 Cello part
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PMLP112614-Glinka - Song of the Orphans from The Life for the Czar (Salter) Cello Piano score.pdf
Arranger:

Norbert Salter (d.1935)

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1896. Plate V.A. 1572.

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Andante tranquillo and Allegro

For Organ (Gaul)

 Complete Score
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Coulonnus (2012/11/1)

SIBLEY1802.19933.6f1b-39087012339646tranquillo.pdf
Arranger:

Harvey B. Gaul (1881-1945)

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New York: G. Schirmer, 1913. Plate 24314.

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General Information

Work Title A Life for the Tsar
Alternative Title Ivan Susanin
Composer Glinka, Mikhail
Movements/Sections 4 acts and Epilogue
Year/Date of Composition 1836
First Performance 1836-12-09 (27 November OS) in St. Petersburg, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre
Osip Petrov (Ivan Susanin)
Mariya Stepanova (Antonida)
Anna Petrova-Vorobyova (Vanya)
Lev Leonov (Bogdan Sobinin)
Sergey Baykov (Polish commander)
I. Makarov (Polish courier)
Aleksey Yefremov (Russian commander)
Catterino Cavos (conductor)
First Publication 1857, 1881 - St. Petersburg: F.T. Stellovsky
Vocal score (1857)
Full score (1881)
Librettist Nestor Kukolnik, Egor Rosen, Vladimir Sollogub and Vasily Zhukovsky
Language Russian
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Ivan Susanin, a peasant of the village of Domnino (bass)
Antonida, his daughter (soprano)
Vanya, Susanin's adopted son (alto)
Bogdan Sobinin, a militiaman, Antonida's fiance (tenor)
Commander of the Polish Detachment (bass)
A Polish courier (tenor)
Commander of the Russian Detachment (bass)
Mixed Chorus
Peasant men and women, militiamen, Polish nobles and ladies, knights
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, ophicleide
timpani, bells, harp, strings
Offstage instruments
2 wind bands, clarinet in A, trumpet, drum, bells
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information After the 1917 Russian Revolution a new libretto was prepared by Sergey Gorodetsky (1884-1967), in which the name of the Tsar was replaced throughout. This Soviet version of the opera was renamed Ivan Susanin (which had in fact been Glinka's original working title for the opera, before it was premiered as A Life for the Tsar)
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