Der Thurm zu Babel, Op.80 (Rubinstein, Anton)

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Translator Fitz William Rosier (1808–1882), English text
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, No.6, 1883. Plate 2792.
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Work Title Der Thurm zu Babel
Alternative. Title The Tower of Babel, Sacred Opera in One Act. Oratorio.
Name Translations The Tower of Babel; La torre di Babele
Name Aliases The Tower of Babel, Op. 80
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; LCCN: no2003035520
Composer Rubinstein, Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.80
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAR 112
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1868/69
First Performance. 1870-02-99 in Königsberg
First Publication. 1870 - Leipzig: Bartholf Senff
Librettist Julius Rodenberg (1831–1914)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 45 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information 2nd performance: Feb. 20, 1870 in Vienna
US premiere: May 1881, New York
Leopold Damrosch (conductor)

Details from Anton Rubinstein: a life in music by Philip Taylor (p.135)

In 1889, in honor of Rubinstein's 60th jubilee, Pyotr Tchaikovsky conducted a performance of the cantata in Saint Petersburg with over 700 musicians taking part in the concert.

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Rodenberg also wrote the libretto to Feramors, as pointed out in his en-Wikipedia article.