4 Romances, Op.40 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)



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Lyle Neff (2008/8/13)

Editor Maksimilian Steinberg (1883-1946)
Andrey Rimsky-Korsakov (1878-1940)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), Vol.45.
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1946. Plate M. ? Г.
Reprinted Moscow: Muzyka, 1969. Plate 5916.
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Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Language Russian / French
Translator J. Sergennois
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1900. Plate 1491-1495.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Romances
Alternative. Title 4 Романcа
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.40
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INR 54
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs
  1. When the Golden Cornfield Waves (Когда волнуйеця желтеющая нива)
  2. Across the Midnight Sky (По небу полуночи)
  3. Of What I Dream in the Quiet Night (О чëм в тиши ночей)
  4. I Waited for Thee in the Grotto at the Appointed Hour (Я в гроте ждал тебя в урочный час)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897
First Publication. 1897 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff.
  • Original Keys, Plates 1486 (set), 1487 to 1490 (individually).
  • Transposition for high voice. Plates 1491 (set), 1492 to 1495 (individually).
Librettist see below
1, 2. Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841)
3, 4. Apollon Maykov (1821–1897)
Language Russian
Dedication Various:
  1. Sonya Rimskaya-Korsakova
  2. Anna Zherebtsova-Yevreinova
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
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