Judith (Serov, Aleksandr)
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Supplement: Manuscript insertion by unknown hand between pp.346-347
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Moscow: A. Gutheil, n.d.(1885). Plate A. 2610 G.
This exemplar has many handwritten pencil marks indicating cuts, tempo changes, etc., including a handwritten manuscript insert between pp.346 and 347.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano 4 hands (Dütsch)
|Year/Date of Composition||1861-1863|
|First Performance||1863 May (16/28), St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre|
|First Publication||1885 (piano-vocal score)|
|Librettist||Apollon Maykov (1821–1897), and others|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||voices with orchestra|
I wonder about the late first publication date. A letter from Tchaikovsky written in the 1870s at least suggests that he knows the work not only from performance but from score, and (implies?) that his correspondent should be able to acquire a copy of the same also , suggesting that the score in question is not a limited circulation manuscript copy.- ES