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

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1890]. Plate 14710–14738.
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Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1890]. Plate 14710–14738.
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Misc. Notes Facing pages, foliation iii, #4-201
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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)
Overture (Introduction)
Act I.
  • 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 II.
  • Tableau 3
10. Aria of the Voyevoda with chorus
11. Arioso of Olena
12. Scene
13. Incantation of Mizgir
  • Tableau 4
14. Procession of pilgrims and chorus of beggars
15. Cavatina of the hermit
16. Scene
17. Aria of Dubrovin
18. Finale
Act III.
  • Tableau 5
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 IV.
  • Tableau 6
25. Lullaby
26. Dreams of the Voyevoda
  • Tableau 7
27. Quartet
28. Scene
29. Finale. Chorus.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1888
First Performance. 1891-01-02 in Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre
First Publication. 1889-90 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson.
piano solo arr. plate 14347. (1889)
vocal score. plates 14710–738. (1890)
Librettist Aleksandr Ostrovsky (1823–1886)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Extra Information This opera is based on the same play as Pyotr Tchaikovsky's early opera Voyevoda, Op.3 (the full score of which had been destroyed by its composer and was to be reconstructed only much later).