16 Songs for Children, Op.54 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor Ivan Shishov (1888–1947)
Nikolay Shemanin (1903–?)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.45
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1940. Plate M. 16980 Г.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1975). Plate 9809.
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Misc. Notes Includes footnotes in Russian.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Selections (Nos.3, 4, 16)

For Piano (Feinberg)

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Arranger Samuil Feinberg (1890-1962)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, 1966. Plate 4387.
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Legend (No.5)

For Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (Köhne)

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For Voice and Orchestra (Tchaikovsky)

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Editor Irina Iordan (1910–1976)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.27 (pp.501-05)
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1960. Plate M. 18604 Г.
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Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1970). Orchestral Series No.588
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Misc. Notes Instrumentation: tenor, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings.
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For Mixed Chorus (Tchaikovsky)

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Translator William Gurney Rothery (1858-1930)
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Arranger Composer
Editor Lyudmila Korabelnikova (1930-) and Marina Rakhmanova (1930–)
Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works, vol.63 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzyka, 1990. Plate 14447.
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For Women's Chorus (S,S,A) and Piano (Ferrari)

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Publisher. Info. New York: Schirmer, 1926. Plate 32622c.
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General Information

Work Title 16 Songs for Children
Alternative. Title 16 песен для детей
Name Translations 16 Kinderlieder; Sixteen Songs for Children; Шестнадцать песен для детей
Name Aliases Sechzehn Kinderlieder; Kinderlieder op. 54; Sixteen Children’s Songs, Op. 54; Children's Songs; 16 Children's Songs; Songs for Children
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.54 ; TH 104
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 112
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 songs:
  1. Granny and Grandson. Moderato (A minor, 63 bars)
  2. Little Bird. Andante con moto (G major, 45 bars)
  3. Spring: The Grass Grows Green. Allegro con spirito (G major, 71 bars)
  4. My Little Garden. Allegro comodo (G major, 59 bars)
  5. Legend. Moderato (E minor, 80 bars)
  6. On the Bank. Allegro non troppo (C major, 51 bars)
  7. Winter Evening. Moderato (C minor, 124 bars)
  8. The Cuckoo. Moderato (G major, 133 bars)
  9. Spring: The Snow is Already Melting. Allegro animato (F major, 57 bars)
  10. Lullaby in a Storm. Moderato (F minor, 57 bars)
  11. The Little Flower. Moderato con moto (F major, 78 bars)
  12. Winter. Moderato (D major, 57 bars)
  13. Spring Song. Allegro moderato (A major, 117 bars)
  14. Autumn. Moderato assai (F minor, 44 bars)
  15. The Swallow. Allegro moderato (G major, 109 bars)
  16. Child's Song: My Lizochek. Allegro moderato (A minor, 100 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1881 (No.16) ; 1883 (Nos.1–15)
First Performance. 1884-04 in Moscow, Bolshoy Theatre (No.5, arr. voice and orch.)
Dmitry Usatov (tenor).

1889-03-31 in St. Petersburg (No.5, arr. mixed chorus)

Chorus of the Imperial Opera, Fyodor Becker (conductor)
First Publication. 1881 - Moscow, in Children's Spirit (Детский отдух), supplement to the magazine (No.16).
1884 - Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Nos.1 to 16. Plates 5985-99, 6172, 69 pages
1890 - No. 5, arr. voice and orchestra. Plate 17430, 6 pages
1890 - No. 5, arr. mixed chorus. Plate 15584, 5 pages.
Librettist Various
Aleksey Pleshcheyev (1825–1893) (Nos.1-14)
Nos.2, 5, 8, 11 translations after
Władysław Syrokomla (1823–1862), Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715–1769)Louis Ratisbonne (1827–1900)
15. Ivan Surikov (1841–1880), after Teofil Lenartowicz (1822–1893)
16. Konstantin Aksakov (1817–1860)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 48 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
Related Works The theme of No.5 was the basis for
Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op.35a, by Arensky (1894).
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information No.5 was also arranged by Tchaikovsky for voice and orchestra, 1884,
and for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB), 1889.