Jenůfa (Janáček, Leoš)



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Carolus (2016/6/26)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Brno: Klub přátel umĕni, 1908.
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Icon US-flag.png Act I PDF file, Scanned by Daphnis   
93 pages, 14.52 MB Uploader: KGill (2 February 2011)   
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Josef Venantius Wöss (1863–1943), piano reduction


Max Brod (1884–1968), German text


German / Czech

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1917. Plate U.E. 5821.


This file is public domain in the USA only!
It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.

Misc. Notes:

600dpi. UNC-CH scan
Libretto (German) @


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General Information

Work Title Jenůfa
Alternative. Title Její pastorkyňa (Her Stepdaughter; Jenůfa)
Composer Janáček, Leoš
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. I/4
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894–1903 mostly (with some small revisions made through 1915)
First Performance. 1904-01-21 in Brno, Brno Theater
Marie Kabeláčová (Jenůfa)
Alois Staněk-Doubravský (Laca Klemeň)
Bohdan Procházka (Števa Buryja)
Leopoldina Hanusová-Svobodová (Kostelnička Buryjovka)
Věra Pivoňková (Grandmother Buryjovka)
Karel Benýško (Stárek)
Alois Pivoňka (Mayor)
Ema Kučerová (Mayor's wife)
Růžena Kasperová (Karolka)
Cyril Metoděj Hrazdira (conductor)
First Publication. 1908
Librettist Composer, after Gabriela Preissová (1862-1946)
Language Czech
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Jenůfa (soprano)
Laca Klemeň (tenor)
Števa Buryja (tenor)
Kostelnička Buryjovka (soprano)
Grandmother Buryjovka (alto)
Stárek (baritone)
Mayor (Bass)
Mayor's wife (mezzo-soprano)
Karolka (mezzo-soprano)
Mixed chorus (SATB)
3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, bells, harp, strings
Onstage Instruments
2 horns, toy trumpet, xylophone, bells, solo string quintet
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Wanted, I should imagine- the 1908 publication, which would not be PD-US-only (hopefully?) Also, composition dates are 1894-1903 (see e.g. WorldCat) - that first publication was in 1908 does not allow us to give a terminus composition date of 1908 (if there is better reason, provide). - ES.

Janáček's Works: A Catalogue of the Music and Writings of Leoš Janáček, p.13 gives composition beginning before Dec. 1894, finished by March 1903, revisions in Oct. 1903, and according to letters to friends of the composer, some other revisions made ca.1907, Feb. 1908 and Nov. 1915.

Instrumentation from Jenůfa page at Universal Edition.

Further note: while the 1908 edition seems hard to find, another 1917 publication/vocal score (Urbanek plate 89, I think) (admittedly also hard to find) was translated (into French I assume?) by Romain Rolland, who died in 1944 and whose translation therefore might be less copyrighted...