Blessed is He Who Smiles (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)



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Editor Ivan Shishov (1888–1947)
Nikolay Shemanin (1903–?)
Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.43
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1941. Plate M. [?] Г.
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General Information

Work Title Blessed is He Who Smiles
Alternative. Title Блажен, кто улыбается...
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 83
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 20
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Allegro moderato (63 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887
First Performance. 1892/03/20 — Moscow, Assembly of the Nobility: Moscow University Student Choir, Viktor Malm (conductor)
First Publication. 1889 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Score, 5 pages. Plate 14880.
Librettist Konstantin Romanov (1858–1915) [The original poem is not titled.]
Language Russian
Dedication To the Student Choir of Moscow University
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Male chorus (TTBB)
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive