Jenůfa (Janáček, Leoš)



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Editor Joannes Martin Dürr (1931-1997)
Language Czech/German
Translator Max Brod (1884–1968), German text
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1969. Plate U.E. 13980.
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Copyright c1917, "Revision 1969." Assembled and re-engraved from earlier orchestral materials. English translation removed by Feduol.
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Publisher. Info. Brno: Klub přátel uměni, 1908.
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Arranger Josef Venantius Wöss (1863-1943), piano reduction
Editor Karel Kovařovic (1862-1920)
Language Czech/German
Translator Max Brod (1884–1968), German text
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1917. Plate U.E. 5821.
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Work Title Jenůfa
Alternative. Title Její pastorkyňa (Her Stepdaughter; Jenůfa)
Composer Janáček, Leoš
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. I/4
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILJ 11
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894–1903 mostly (with some small revisions made through 1915)
First Performance. 1904-01-21 in Brno, Brno Theater
Marie Kabeláčová (Jenůfa)
Alois Staněk-Doubravský (Laca Klemeň)
Bohdan Procházka (Števa Buryja)
Leopoldina Hanusová-Svobodová (Kostelnička Buryjovka)
Věra Pivoňková (Grandmother Buryjovka)
Karel Benýško (Stárek)
Alois Pivoňka (Mayor)
Ema Kučerová (Mayor's wife)
Růžena Kasperová (Karolka)
Cyril Metoděj Hrazdira (conductor)
First Publication. 1908
Librettist Composer, after Gabriela Preissová (1862-1946)
Language Czech
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Jenůfa (soprano)
Laca Klemeň (tenor)
Števa Buryja (tenor)
Kostelnička Buryjovka (soprano)
Grandmother Buryjovka (alto)
Stárek (baritone)
Mayor (Bass)
Mayor's wife (mezzo-soprano)
Karolka (mezzo-soprano)
Mixed chorus (SATB)
3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, bells, harp, strings
Onstage Instruments
2 horns, toy trumpet, xylophone, bells, solo string quintet
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Janáček's Works: A Catalogue of the Music and Writings of Leoš Janáček, p.13 gives composition beginning before Dec. 1894, finished by March 1903, revisions in Oct. 1903, and according to letters to friends of the composer, some other revisions made ca.1907, Feb. 1908 and Nov. 1915.

Instrumentation from Jenůfa page at Universal Edition.

According to the Dover reprint, Kovařovic's edits are reflected in the 1917 UE edition.

Another 1917 publication/vocal score (Urbánek plate 89, I think) (admittedly also hard to find) was translated (into French I assume?) by Romain Rolland, who died in 1944 and whose translation therefore might be less copyrighted...

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