Dmitri Donskoi (Rubinstein, Anton)
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|Work Title||Dmitri Donskoi|
|Alternative Title||Дмитрий Донской ; The Battle of Kulikovo ; Куликовская битва , Opera in 3 acts|
|Year/Date of Composition||1850?|
|First Performance||1852-4-30, St. Petersburg, Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre (overture premiered 1850)|
|First Publication||1865 (overture)|
|Librettist||Vladimir Sollogub (1813–1882)|
Vladimir Zotov (1821–1896)
|Average Duration||12 minutes (overture. Rest is lost)|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Conjectural (opera is now lost.) Overture: Piccolo, flutes, oboes, 2 clarinets in B♭, bassoons, horns in F, trumpets in G, 3 trombones, timpani, strings|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
See Wikipedia article. Am guessing that the Vladimir Zotov identified in the article is Vladimir Rafailovich Zotov. The opera, apart from the overture, is now lost.
Overture has been recorded on Marco Polo (1998) by the conductor Horia Andreescu (whose notes specify that the opera, not just the overture, was finished by 1850, though the former was not performed until 1852 because of trouble with the censors.)