Evening Songs, B.61 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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General Information

Work Title Evening Songs
Alternative. Title Vecerní pisné ; Abendlieder
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. B.61 (Nos.1–12) ; Op.3 (Nos.1–4), Op.9/3–4 (Nos.5–6), Op.31 (Nos.7–11)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 20
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 songs
  1. Ty hvězdičky tam na nebi/The stars that twinkle in the sky. Andante (E major)
  2. Mně zdálo se žes umřela/I dreamed that you were dead. Andante con moto (G major)
  3. Já jsem ten rytíř z pohádky/I am that fairy-tale knight. Allegro (C minor)
  4. Když Bůh byl nejvíc rozkochán/When God was in a happy mood. Andante (E minor)
  5. Umlklo stromů šumění/The soughing of the trees has ceased. Moderato (G minor)
  6. Přilítlo jaro z daleka/The spring came flying from afar. Allegro (A major)
  7. Když jsem se díval do nebe/When I was looking to the sky. Allegro (D minor)
  8. Vy malí, drobní ptáčkové/You little, tiny birds. Allegretto (A major)
  9. Jsem jako lípa košatá/I am like a lavish linden tree . Allegretto con grazia (A major)
  10. Vy všichni, kdo jste stísněni/All ye who are oppressed. Andante (A minor)
  11. Ten ptáček, ten se nazpívá/A bird sings many a song. Allegro scherzando (D major)
  12. Tak jak ten měsíc v nebes báň/Like the moon dwells in heaven.
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1876 (June-July)
First Performance. 1882 (September 16) in Tabor (Nos.2-3)
Josef Lev (voice)
Antonín Dvořák (piano)

First Publication. 1880 - Leipzig: Hofmeister (Nos.1–4, Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1880), p.105),
1880 - Berlin: Schlesinger(Lienau) (Nos.5–6, Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1880), p.209),
1883 - Prague: Urbánek (Nos.7–11, Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1883), p.346),
1955 - Prague: SNKLHU (No.12), Plate H 553.
Librettist Vítězslav Hálek (1835–1874)
Language Czech
Dedication Josef Lev
Average DurationAvg. Duration 28 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links antonin-dvorak.cz
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
Extra Information Publication History:
  • Composed for solo voice with piano, 1876 (= B.61)
  • Nos.1-4 were revised by Dvořák and published together in 1880 as Op.3 (Nos.1-4)
  • Nos.5-6 were revised by Dvořák and published in 1880 in "4 Lieder", Op.9 (Nos.3-4)
  • Nos.7-11 were revised by Dvořák and published in 1883 as Op.31 (Nos.1-5)
  • Nos.2-3 were orchestrated by Dvořák in 1882 (= B.128).
Instrumentation: voice, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings