Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands
||St. Petersburg: V. Bessel & Co., 1871. Plate 286.
||The note on the first page translates thus: "This introduction was written by C. Cui. It was too inconvenient to begin the opera without an introduction. The themes of the Commandor (p.85, 120) and Don Juan (p.84) served as material for it."|
(Note: Rimsky-Korsakov later composed his own introduction to the opera on Dargomysky's themes.)
||Introduction to the opera "The Stone Guest"
||Вступление к опере "'Каменный гость"
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Based on themes by Aleksandr Dargomyzhsky. This introduction was replaced later by Rimsky-Korsakov's.