The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček, Leoš)

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 Act I (EU)
#57824 - 9.37MB, 50 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (24- C/20/C - 11282x

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 Act II (EU)
#57825 - 15.00MB, 80 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- C/20/C - 5735x

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 Act III (EU)
#57826 - 10.89MB, 53 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- C/20/C - 4441x

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Břetislav Bakala (1897-1958)


Max Brod (1884-1968), German text

Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1924. Plate U.E. 7564.


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General Information

Work Title The Cunning Little Vixen
Alternative Title Příhody Lišky Bystroušky (The Adventures of Vixen Bystrouška)
Composer Janáček, Leoš
Movements/Sections 3 Acts
Year/Date of Composition 1922-23
First Performance 1924
First Publication 1924
Librettist Composer, after Rudolf Těsnohlídek (1882-1928)
Language Czech
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus (mixed), Children's Chorus (sopranos, altos) and Orchestra 4 flutes (2 double as piccolos), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (1 doubles as contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussion, harp, celesta, strings
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