Les trois palmiers, Op.10 (Spendiarov, Aleksandr)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1957. Plate M. 25884 Г.
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For Piano 4 hands (Steinberg)

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Arranger Maksimilian Steinberg (1883-1946)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1907. Plate 2683.
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General Information

Work Title Three Palms / Les trois palmiers / Tri pal'mi
Alternative. Title Tableau symphonique pour orchestre d'après une poésie de Lermontow
Composer Spendiarov, Aleksandr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.10
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1905
First Performance. 1905 August 25
  • Preobazhansky Orchestra, composer conducting
First Publication. 1907
Dedication A Ma Mère
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15-20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra (Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (3rd also takes bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, 2 harps, strings)
Mss Sources Fleisher Collection manuscript score & parts
External Links Preface by Christoph Schlüren, 2016

Misc. Comments

Hrm. I mislike placing something in the overpopulated pieces category, but 'symphonic poem' implies a story of some sort, whether detailed or very sketchy*- Hofmeister (HMB 1907 p105) has this as a Bild (picture), the alternative title here similarly (tableau) which is far more static in implication. retagging as pieces? - Schissel

*(MPH does describe this as a symphonic poem and seems to imply the composer thought of it as above, however, even inspired by Lermontov's poem- that would be the "story of some sort"? (begins "Three palms proudly grew in Arabia fair."))

    • Regarding the previous questions about the structure -- This is certainly a symphonic poem. I did a close analysis for my doctoral coursework and it revealed that this piece is a series of musical episodes that follows Lermontov's poem stanza-by-stanza. -FS