Cypresses, B.11 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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For String Quartet (Dvořák)
See: Cypresses, B.152 (arr. 1887)
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Work Title Cypresses
Alternative Title Cypřiše
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue Number B.11
Movements/Sections 18 songs
1. Vy vrouci pisne spejte (You ardent songs, go forth through the night)
2. V te sladke moci oci tvych (In that sweet power of your eyes)
3. V tak mnohem srdci mrtvo jest (So many a heart is as though dead)
4. O duse drama jedinka (Oh dear soul, the only one)
5. O byl to krasny zlaty sen (Oh, it was a lovely, golden dream)
6. Ja vim, ze v slake nadeji (I know that in sweet hope)
7. O zlata ruze spaniel (Oh golden rose, fair)
8. O nasi lasce… (Oh, that longed-for happiness does not bloom for our love)
9. Kol domu se ted potacim (Around the house now I stagger)
10. Mne casto tyra pochyba (Doubt often torments me)
11. Me srdce casto v boleti (My heart often broods in pain)
12. Zde hledim na ten dray list (Here I look upon this dear letter)
13. Na horach ticho (On the mountains quiet)
14. Zde v lese u potoka (Here in the forest by a brook)
15. Mou celou dusk (Pensively through my whole soul)
16. Tam stojí stara skala (There stands an old crag)
17. Nad krajem vevodi leaky spanek (Over the countryside reigns a light sleep)
18. Ty se ptas, proc moue zpevy (You ask why my songs)
Year/Date of Composition 1865 (July 10-27)
First Performance 1983-05-01 in Prague (original form, but in English translation)
Eva Serning (voice), Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
First Publication 2008 (in original form)*
Librettist Gustav Pfleger Moravský (1833-1875)
Language Czech
Dedication Karel Bendl (1838-1897)
Average Duration 40 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
Related Works Love Songs, Op.83, Cypresses, B.152
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Extra Information *Most items from this early cycle were re-worked and used in other items. Nos.6 and 10 were used in the opera King and Charcoal Burner, No.10 also in the opera Vanda, Nos.1, 5, 9, 8, 13 and 7 in 6 Songs, B.123, Nos.1, 5, 11 and 13 in 4 Songs, B.124; Nos.2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 14 and 17 in Love Songs, Op.83; Nos.6, 3, 2, 8, 12, 7, 9, 14, 4, 16, 17 and 18 in the string quartet Cypresses, B.152
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