Silentium, Op.9 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)



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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.(ca.1925). Plate U.E. 8523.
Misc. Notes I think closer to (n.d.(1928)), which seems to be about when mention of the publication appears in a few contemporary magazines, according to Google Books anyway. Maybe the recent(ish) book on Myaskovsky's symphonies (though this is a poem, not one of his 27 symphonies) (Soja Gulinskaja: Nikolai Jakowlewitsch Mjaskowski. Moscow 1981, German version Berlin 1985) published first in Russian, then translated into German, has some research and information...
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Work Title Silentium
Alternative. Title Молчание ; Schweigen (?) ; Stille und Welt (?) ; Symphonische Erzählung nach E.A. Poe.
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.9
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 35
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Larghetto - Moderato - )
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1909-10
First Performance. 1911 May, Moscow, conducted by the dedicatee.
First Publication. 1920s
Dedication Konstantin Saradjew (conductor)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20–30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (B,
bass clarinet (B), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
8 horns (F), 4 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, large drum, cymbals, tam-tam, 2 harps, strings
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