3 Russian Songs, Op.41 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)



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Editor Georgy Kirkor (1910-1980)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d. Plate M. 27300 Г.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(ca.1955). Plate M. 23609 Г.
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Work Title 3 Russian Songs
Alternative. Title 3 Русские песни (3 Russkiye pesni)
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.41
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISR 59
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 sections
  1. Across the River / Через речку (Cherez rechku)
    Moderato (alla breve)—Allegro assai (E minor)
  2. Oh, Ivan! / Ах ты, Ванька (Akh ty, Van′ka)
    Largo (D minor)
  3. Whiten My Rouged Cheeks / Белилицы, румяницы вы мои (Belelitsy, rumyanitsy vy moy)
    Allegro moderato (alla marcia) (B minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1926
First Performance. 1927-03-18 in Philadelphia
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Philadephia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski (conductor)
First Publication. 1928 - Paris: TAIR
Librettist Traditional
Language Russian
Dedication Leopold Stokowski
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Chorus and Orchestra
Chorus (AB)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A),
bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (A, F), 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, percussion, harp, piano, strings
Related Works No.3 is a re-arrangement of the song Quickly, Quickly from My Cheeks
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