Dimitrij, Op.64 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Editor Karel Kovařovic (1862-1920) (2nd version ed.)
Language Czech
Publisher. Info. Prague: Umělecká Beseda, 1912. Plate U.B. 39.
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Misc. Notes "Includes the additional material by composer, and that added in the arrangement by K. Kovařovic."
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General Information

Work Title Dimitrij
Alternative. Title
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.64 ; B.127 (1st version), B.186 (2nd version)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 15
Key E minor (overture)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 Acts
  • Overture, B.127a
  • I. Náměstí v Moskvě před Kremlem (Square in Front of the Kremlin in Moscow)
  • II. Síň v Kremlu (A Hall in the Kremlin)
  • III. Jiná síň v Kremlu (Another Hall in the Kremlin)
  • IV. Nádvoří u domu Šujského (Courtyard of Shuisky's House)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1881 (May 8)–1882 (September 23) (1st version)
1894 (April 9)-1894 (July 31) (2nd version)
First Performance. 1882 (October 8) in Prague (1st version)
Václav Soukup (Dimitrij-T)
Eleonora z Ehrenbergů (Marfa-A)
Marie Sittová (Marina-S)
Irma Reichová (Xenie-S)
František Hynek (Basmanov-B)
Josef Lev (Shuisky-B)
Ferdinand Koubek (Patriarch Jov-B)
J. Christl (Neborsky-T)
Václav Mikoláš (Lipsky-B)
National Theater Choir (chorus)
National Theater Orchestra (orchestra)
Mořic Anger (conductor)

1894 (November 7) in Prague (2nd version)
Vladimír Florjanski (Dimitrij-T)
Růžena Vykoukalová (Marfa-A)
Růžena Maturová (Marina-S)
Anna Veselá (Xenie-S)
František Hynek (Basmanov-B)
Václav Viktorin (Shuisky-B)
Václav Kliment (Patriarch Jov-B)
František Šír (Neborsky-T)
K. Pulc (Buchinsky-B)
National Theater Choir (chorus)
National Theater Orchestra (orchestra)
Mořic Anger (conductor)

First Publication. 1886 - Prague: Emanuel Starý (1st version, vocal score),
1912 - Prague: Umělecká Beseda (2nd version, vocal score), Plate U.B. 39.
Librettist Marie Červinková-Riegrová (1854-1895)
Language Czech
Average DurationAvg. Duration 180 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 9 soloists (SSATTBBBB), chorus (SATB), piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2-4 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 4 trumpets (2 on stage), 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, cymbals, triangle, bass drum, 2 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
antonin-dvorak.cz
Extra Information Version History:
  • 1st version composed for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, 1881-1882 (= B.127)
    (Additional minor revisions in 1883 and 1885)
  • 2nd version recomposed for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, 1894 (= B.186)
    (Additional minor revisions in 1895)

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Premiered October 9 1882 according to the vocal score of 1912. Antonin-Dvorak.cz gives no publication for the first edition (rather than 1886); however Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1892), p.262 suggests that this is mistaken, so "1892 or earlier" should go there (and 1886 could indeed be right...) The full score w/orchestral parts for both versions are not yet published. The "First Publication" dates are for the vocal scores only (see World Catalogue).