Evening Songs, B.61 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Publisher. Info. Antonín Dvořák: Souborné vydání díla, series 6, vol.1
Prague: SNKLHU, 1955. Plate H 553.
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Work Title Evening Songs
Alternative. Title Vecerní pisné
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. B.61 (Nos.1–12) ; Op.3 (Nos.1–4), Op.9/3–4 (Nos.5–6), Op.31 (Nos.7–11)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 20
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs:
  1. Ty hvězdičky tam na nebi / The stars that twinkle in the sky
  2. Mně zdálo se žes umřela / I dreamed that you were dead
  3. Já jsem ten rytíř z pohádky / I am that fairy-tale knight
  4. Když Bůh byl nejvíc rozkochán / When God was in a happy mood
  5. Umlklo stromů šumění / The soughing of the trees
  6. Přilítlo jaro z daleka / The spring came flying
  7. Když jsem se díval do nebe / Visions of Heaven
  8. Vy malí, drobní ptáčkové birds / You little tiny singing birds
  9. Jsem jako lípa košatá / Just like a lime tree
  10. Vy všichni, kdo jste stísněni / All you who are oppressed
  11. Ten ptáček, ten se nazpívá / That little bird sings
  12. Tak jak ten měsíc v nebes báň / And so as the moon
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1876, revised 1880–83?
First Publication. 1880 (Nos.5–6), 1881 (Nos.1–4), 1883 (Nos.7–11), 1955 (No.12)
Librettist Vítězslav Hálek (1835–1874)
Language Czech
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links antonin-dvorak.cz
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  • Composed for solo voice with piano, 1876 (= B.61)
  • Nos.1 to 4 were revised by Dvořák and published together in 1881 as Op.3 (Nos.1 to 4)
  • Nos.5 and 6 were revised by Dvořák and published in 1880 in "4 Lieder", Op.9 (Nos.3 and 4)
  • Nos.7 to 11 were revised by Dvořák and published in 1883 as Op.31 (Nos.1 to 5)
  • Nos.2 and 3 were orchestrated by Dvořák in 1882 (= B.128). Scored for Voice + 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Violins I, Violins II, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses