Undina (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor Rostislav Berberov (1921–1984)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.2 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1950. Plate M. Г.
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Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).Orchestral Series No.543
Misc. Notes Original publisher info and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Text and footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic).
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General Information

Work Title Undina
Alternative. Title Ундина ; Undine ; Ondine
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts, of which the following extracts from Act I have survived:
  1. Introduction (Интродукция)
    Moderato assai (107 bars)
  2. Undina's Song (Песнь Ундины)
    Moderato (149 bars)
  3. Finale (Финал)
    Allegro (164 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1869
First Performance. 1870-03-28 in Moscow: Bolshoy Theatre (Introduction, Undina's Song and Finale from Act I only)
Aleksandra Aleksandrova-Kochetova (Undina)
Aleksandr Dodonov (Huldbrand)
Eduard Merten (conductor)
First Publication. 1950 — Moscow: Muzyka. Undina's Song and Finale from Act I
(in vol.2 of Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works)
  • Full scores (pp.3–90)
  • Vocal scores (pp.161–187).
Librettist Vladimir Sollogub (1813–1882)
after Vasily Zhukovsky (1783–1852) and {Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (1777–1843)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes (surviving fragments)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Undina (Ундина) (soprano)
Huldbrandt (Гульбранд) (tenor)
Goldmann (Гольдман) (bass)
Berthe (Берта) (mezzo-soprano)
Berthalda (Бертальда) (mezzo-soprano)
Duke (Герцог) (bass)
Mixed chorus (SATB)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, triangle, cymbals, bass drum + piano + harp, strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Extra Information After the opera was rejected for performance, Tchaikovsky destroyed the score during the 1870s. The Introduction was re-used without change in The Snow Maiden, Op.12, where Undina's Aria from Act I also became "Lel's First Song".