Khovanshchina (Mussorgsky, Modest)
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)
Moscow: Muzyka, 1973. Plate 6575 a, b.
There is probably an additional editor to be credited who has corrected at least minor errors in the Bessel edition as the G-natural (instead of G♯) found in bar 4 of rehearsal C of the Prelude (and of course perhaps greater errors besides. Nothing more may have been involved than to remove the errors in Bessel's typesetting of Rimsky's own autograph, though it seems from a quick search in any case no one was credited with this work anycase...)
Pavel Lamm (1882-1951)
Russian / German
M.P. Mussorgsky: Complete Collected Works
(Полное собрание сочинений), Vol. II
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1932. Plate M. 10266 Г.
New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1960).
French / English
St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Cie., 1910/1913. Plate 6720.
Published 1910 in French only. Reissued in 1913 with addition of English translation
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1960. Plate 5844.
Moscow: Muzyka, 1983. Plate 6605.
Apparently made with the same engraving as the above 1960 version but with minor additions and changes.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Piano solo (Chernov)
For Piano 4 hands (Chernov)
For Piano solo (Gribben)
- See: Opera Intermezzi (No.7)
Rosa Newmarch (1857-1940), English text
London: J. & W. Chester, n.d.(1913?).
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. 1913 possible date from but this seems inconclusive, will check e.g. advertisements in contemporary magazines that might announce this object.
|Alternative Title||Хованщина ; Khovanyina ; Chovanščina|
|Movements/Sections||5 acts (unfinished)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1872–80 (Mussorgsky)|
1881–83 (Rimsky-Korsakov completion, edition, and orchestration)
1958–59 (Shostakovich completion and orchestration)
|First Performance||1886-02-21 in St. Petersburg, Kononov Hall (Rimsky-Korsakov version)|
1960-11-25 in Leningrad, Kirov Theater (Shostakovich version)
|First Publication||1883 (completion by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov), Bessel|
1963 (completion by Dmitry Shostakovich)
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Voices, Mixed Chorus, Piano|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
Only partially orchestrated by the composer. (Re librettist: elsewhere on Worldcat: "Libretto by the composer and Vladimir Stasov".)
1883 date above from Rimsky's biography or some other source? (Hofmeister etc. gives 1885 but could easily be late...)