La veillée de la Saint-Sylvestre, VWV 2008 (Viardot, Pauline)

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Chœur des Bohémiens

For Voice, Female Chorus, Tambourine, Triangle and Piano

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Enoch, 1899. Plate E & C. 3701-2.
Misc. Notes For solo voice, women's chorus (SMzA), tambourine, triangle and piano
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Work Title La Veillée de la Saint-Sylvestre
Alternative. Title Вечер св. Сильвестра
Composer Viardot, Pauline
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. VWV 2008
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPV 29
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 tableaux, the numbers include:
Chanson de Sarah "Donne-moi la main, Madame"
Chœur de jeunes filles dans la coulisse "La neige froide et blanche"
Sérénade "Entends tu ma belle"
Chœur des Bohémiens, "Vrais enfants de la Bohême"
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1867
First Performance. Presumably performed at Baden Baden on December 31, 1867
Librettist Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra (assumed from the movements)

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Libretto in French (p. 51) and Russian (p. 60) from the article by Nicholas Žekulin about Turgenev and Viardot
Turgenev’s scenario has been published, but as ‘Les Bohémiens’. It was André Mazon who, provisionally and as it turns out incorrectly, first used that title for the present operetta: see Mazon, p. 72; Turgenev, Sochineniya, vol. 12, pp. 203-4, 636. More recently Turgenev’s libretto has been published by Nicholas Žekulin, under its correct title: see I.S. Turgenev. Novyye issledovaniya i materialy, vol. III, Moscow and St. Petersburg, 2012, pp. 55-64. See also Paul Viardot, Souvenirs d’un artiste, Paris, 1910, p. 17. Drafts of Turgenev’s libretto and of most musical numbers by Pauline Viardot remain in at least the Harvard collections.