Cherevichki (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)



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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1898]. Plate 3904.
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6 more: Cover • Preliminaries, No.17b, Overture • Act 1 • Act 2 • Act 3 • Act 4

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Language Russian / German
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1898). Plate 6730-6755.
Reprinted Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1901.
(with censor's approval dates of 1 Nov 1901 and 17 Nov 1901)
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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For Piano 4 Hands

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1876. Plate 2925.
Misc. Notes This overture was apparently written for Vakula the Smith, Op.14 (note the publication year) and used later for Cherevichki, but the title of the music is Cherevichki.
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General Information

Work Title Cherevichki
Alternative. Title Черевички ; The Slippers ; Oxana's Caprice
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 8
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 23
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts, 8 scenes
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1885
First Performance. 1887-01-31 in Moscow: Bolshoy Theatre
Dmitry Usatov (Vakula), Aleksandra Svyatlovskaya (Solokha), Bogomir Korsov (Devil), Ivan Matchinsky (Chub), Mariya Klimentova (Oksana), Vladimir Streletsky (Pan Golova), Petr Grigoryev (Panas), Aleksandr Dodonov (Schoolmaster), Pavel Khokhlov (His Highness), Romuald Vasilevsky (Master of Ceremonies), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (conductor)
First Publication. 1885 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score, 297 pages. Plates 6730 to 6755.
1885 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Orchestral and choral parts.
1898 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score.
Librettist Yakov Polonsky (1819–1898), with additions and revisions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) and Nikolay Chayev (1824–1914), after a story by Nikolay Gogol (1809–1852)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 175 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Vakula (Вакула) (tenor)
Solokha (Солоха) (mezzo-soprano)
Chub (Чуб) (1st bass)
Oksana (Оксана) (soprano)
Devil (Бес) (1st bass)
Schoolmaster (Школьный учитель) (tenor)
Pan Golova (Пан Голова) (2nd bass)
Panas (Панас) (2nd tenor)
His Highness (Светлейший) (2nd bass)
Master of Ceremonies (Церемониймейстер) (2nd bass)
Attendant (Дежурный) (2nd tenor)
Old Cossack (Старый запорожец) (2nd bass)
Wood Goblin (Голос лешего) (2nd bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra (On-stage)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
Wind Band (Off-stage): [in Act III, Nos.19, 23]
Related Works This opera is a revised version of the composer's Vakula the Smith, Op.14
External Links Wikipedia article
Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information Vocal score arranged by Tchaikovsky and Aleksandra Hubert, 1885.

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Operas by Pyotr Tchaikovsky