Le rossignol, K018 (Stravinsky, Igor)

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Language Russian / French / German
Translator Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877–1944), French text
Berthold Feiwel (1875–1937) and Aleksandr Elukhen (1876–ca.1940), German text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Editions Russes de Musique, 1923.
London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1956, 1961, 1962. Plate B. & H. 18936.
Misc. Notes English text by Robert Craft (1923-2015) has been removed.
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Editor First edition
Language French / Russian
Translator Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877–1944), French text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Editions Russes de Musique, n.d.[1914]. Plate R.M.V. 241.
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Work Title Le rossignol
Alternative. Title Conte lyrique en trois actes
Name Translations O Rouxinol; 夜鳴きうぐいす; Slavík; Le Rossignol; El ruiseñor; The Nightingale; Satakieli; Näktergalen; La Najtingalo; Соловей; 夜鶯 (歌劇); 夜莺 (歌剧); El rossinyol; 夜莺; הזמיר; Nattergalen
Name Aliases 夜鳴き鴬; 夜鳴き鶯; Solověj; Le Rosignol; De nachtegaal
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 181041457; LCCN: n82105342; GND: 300158424; BNF: 13920001w
Composer Stravinsky, Igor
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. K018
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IIS 68
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1908-14
First Performance. 1914/05/26 in Paris, Salle Garnier (Opéra)
Cast, Chorus, Orchestra, Pierre Monteux (conductor)
First Publication. 1914
Librettist Stepan Mitusov (1878-1942)
Language Russian
Dedication Stepan Mitusov (1878–1942)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 10 voices, female chorus, male chorus, mixed chorus, orchestra
The Nightingale (soprano)
The Cook (soprano)
The Fisherman (tenor)
The Emperor of China (baritone)
The Chamberlain (bass)
The Bonze (bass)
Death (alto)
3 Japanese Envoys (soprano, bass, tenor)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

Courtiers (chorus), female chorus, male chorus, mixed chorus


piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn,
3 clarinets (2nd also sopranino clarinet, 3rd also bass clarinet),
3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, snare drum, triangle, bass drum, antique cymbals,
bass drum, tambourine, tam-tam, 2 glockenspiels
celesta, piano, 2 harps, guitar (ad lib.), mandolin (ad lib.)
strings (including: 4 solo violins, 3 solo violas, 4 solo cellos)
Related Works Le Chant du rossignol
External Links Kirchmeyer Catalog
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Based on the Fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1841)

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