Berceuse (Balakirev, Mily)



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IgorCello (2020/2/19)

Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Zimmermann, n.d.(ca.1902). Plate Z. 3427.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.
Reprinted Budapest: Könemann, n.d. Plate K. 251.
Misc. Notes This file is from the MIT archive project.
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General Information

Work Title Berceuse
Alternative. Title
Composer Balakirev, Mily
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMB 2
Key D-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Andantino — Adagio, misterioso — Cadenza. Vivo — Tempo I)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1902
Dedication Mme. Anastasie Borodouline née Botkine [Анастасия Бородулина, урождённая Боткина]
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

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The dedicatee is daughter of a famous Russian medic Sergey Botkin. In the first edition ( J.Zimmermann, Leipzig, 1902) , you can find a program to this work that Balakirev wrote:

Loving mother sings, calming down her son. The child falls asleep, but frightened by a terrible dream he awakes crying. Mother again sings her song and the child falls asleep, lulled by the wonderful dream: he seems golden moths, flying with the accompaniment of silver handbells.