Dream on the Volga, Op.16 (Arensky, Anton)

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Editor First edition
Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d. (1890). Plates 14710–14738.
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General Information

Work Title Dream on the Volga
Alternative. Title Сон на Волге
Composer Arensky, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.16
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts, 7 tableaux; 30 numbers (including overture)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1888
First Performance. 1891-01-02 — Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre
First Publication. 1889 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Arrangement for solo piano. Plate 14347.
1890 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score. Plates 14710–14738.
Librettist Aleksandr Ostrovsky (1823–1886)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Extra Information This opera is based on the same play as Pyotr Tchaikovsky's early opera Voyevoda (the full score of which had been destroyed by its composer and was to be reconstructed only much later).

Contents

  • Overture (Introduction)
  • Act 1
  • Tableau 1
    • 1. Scene and chorus
    • 2. Song of Bastryukov
    • 3. Duet (Mar'ya Vlas'yevna. Bastryukov)
    • 4. Scene
    • 5. Finale
  • Tableau 2
    • 6. Aria of Bastryukov
    • 7. Scene and chorus
    • 8. Recitative-Arioso
    • 9. Trepak and chorus
  • Act 2
  • Tableau 1
    • 10. Aria of the Voyevoda with chorus
    • 11. Arioso of Olena
    • 12. Scene
    • 13. Incantation of Mizgir
  • Tableau 2
    • 14. Procession of pilgrims and chorus of beggars
    • 15. Cavatina of the hermit
    • 16. Scene
    • 17. Aria of Dubrovin
    • 18. Finale
  • Act 3
    • 19. Dance and chorus of maidens
    • 20. Recitative and song of Mar'ya Vlas'yevna
    • 21. Scene
    • 22. Duet
    • 23a. Scene
    • 23b. Tale of Nedviga
    • 24. Aria (Domovoy)
  • Act 4
  • Tableau 1
    • 25. Lullaby
    • 26. Dreams of the Voyevoda
  • Tableau 2
    • 27. Quartet
    • 28. Scene
    • 29. Finale. Chorus.