Melusina, Op.55 (Fibich, Zdeněk)

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Publisher. Info. Prague: Urbánek, 1911. Plate U. 1597.
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General Information

Work Title Melusina (Balada)
Alternative. Title Mélusine ; Meluzína ; Die Windsbraut ; Bride of the Wind, a cantata
Composer Fibich, Zdeněk
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.55
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IZF 33
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 secular cantata
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1872-74 ca.
Librettist Ad. Piskáček (?) after the 1843 ballad Die Windsbraut by Gottfried Kinkel (1815–1882)
Language Czech, German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra

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  • Dcera obří (Giant's Daughter) – Soprano
  • Duch ohně (Fire Spirit) – Tenor
  • Král vzduchu (King of the Air) – Tenor
  • Vodní duch (Water Spirit) – Baritone
  • Duch země (Earth Spirit) – Bass


Unsure whether these composition dates (1872-74) are correct. If composed c.1898 instead, then the librettist "Ad. Piskáček" is likely Adolf Piskáček (1873–1919), a.k.a. Jan Hořec.

Fibich has another Op.55: Helga, part 1 of his opera Pád Arkuna.