The Maid of Pskov (opera) (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: Bessel & Cie., n.d.(ca.1897). Plate 3800.
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Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel et Co., n.d. Plates 6964 to 6968.
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Arranger Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919), piano reduction
Language Italian
Translator Gustavo Macchi (1862-1935), Italian text
Publisher. Info. Petrograd: Bessel, 1912. Plate 6659.
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Language Italian / English
Translator Gustavo Macchi (1862-1935), Italian text
Rosa Newmarch (1857-1940), English text
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1912. Plate 6659.
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Arranger Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919), piano reduction
Editor Anatoly Dmitriyev (1908–1978)
Publisher. Info. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov: Complete Collected Works, vol.29Б (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzyka, 1967. Plate 4413.
Reprinted Leningrad: Muzyka, 1981. Plate 2660.
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Arranger Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. St. Peterburg: V. Bessel & Co., (1894). Plate 3564.
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Overture

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Intermezzo (Act I)

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Arranger Aleksandr Schaefer (1866-1914)
Publisher. Info. St. Peterburg: V. Bessel & Co., n.d. Plate 5118
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Intermezzo (Act II)

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Arranger Nadezhda Rimskaya-Korsakova (1848-1919)
Publisher. Info. St. Peterburg: V. Bessel, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate 214.
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Tableau symphonique

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Arranger Aleksandr Schaefer (1866-1914)
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General Information

Work Title The Maid of Pskov
Alternative. Title Псковитянка ; Ivan le Terrible : La Psokvitaine ; Pskovityanka ; Ivan the Terrible
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts, 6 scenes
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1868–72 A ; 1876–77 B ; 1891–92 C ; 1898–1901 D (standard version)
First Performance. 1873-01-13 A – St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
    • Osip Petrov (Ivan)
    • Ivan Melnikov (Tomkakov)
    • Vasily Vasilyev II (Matuta)
    • Vladimir Sobolev (Vyazemsky)
    • Dmitry Orlov (Tucha)
    • Yuliya Platonova (Olga)
    • Darya Leonova (Vlasyevna)
Eduard Nápravník (conductor)
1895-04-18 C – St. Petersburg, Panayev Theatre
    • Mikhail Koryakin (Ivan)
    • Mikhail Lunacharsky (Tomkakov)
    • Feodosiya Velinskaya (Olga)
    • Alina Dore (Vlasyevna)
Ivan Davydov (conductor)
1901-10-23 D – Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre
Fyodor Chaliapin (Ivan), Ippolit Altani (conductor)
First Publication. 1872 A – St. Petersburg: V. Bessel
1892 C – St. Petersburg: V. Bessel
Librettist Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908), after Lev Mey (1822-1862)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus, Orchestra

    Roles

    • Ivan the Terrible (Иван Грозный) (bass)
    • Prince Tokmakov (Князь Токмаков) (bass)
    • Priness Olga (Ольга) (soprano)
    • Boyar Matuta (Боярин Матута) (tenor)
    • Boyaryna Stepanida Matuta (Боярыня Степанида Матута (Стеша)) (soprano)
    • Mikhail Tucha (Михайло Туча) (tenor)
    • Prince Vyazmesky (Князь Вяземский) (bass)
    • Bornelius (Бомелий) (bass) ; Yushko Velebin (Юшко Велебин) (bass)
    • Vlasyevna (Власьевна) (mezzo-soprano)
    • Perfulyevna (Перфильевна) (mezzo-soprano)

    Mixed chorus (SATB)

    • Judges, Pskovian boyars, governor's sons, oprichniks, Muscovite Streltsy, maidens, people
    Orchestra
Related Works Versions B and D include the The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga, Op.54 as a prologue.
Rimsky-Korsakov also wrote separate incidental music to accompany Mey's drama of the same name (1877, rev.1881–82).
External Links Wikipedia article
The Maid of Pskov - scores at Sheet Music Plus

Misc. Comments

Called Ivan the Terrible in a 1914-published "1894" 3-act revision published by Boosey in 1914.