Smutna opowieść, Op.13 (Karłowicz, Mieczysław)



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Publisher. Info. Warsaw: Gebethner and Wolff, n.d.[1913]. Plate G. 5079 W.
Reprinted Warsaw: PWM (after 1949)
Misc. Notes Preface by Leszek Polony, with English translation by Ewa Gabrys omitted.
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Work Title Smutna opowieść
Alternative. Title A Sorrowful Tale (Preludes to Eternity); A Sad Story . Smutna opowieść : (Preludja do wieczności) : utwór na orkiestrę
Name Translations A Sorrowful Tale; Грустная повесть
Name Aliases Smutna opowieść (Preludia do wieczności); A Sad Story (Preludes to Eternity); A Sorrowful Tale (Preludes to Eternity); Грустная повесть (Прелюдии к вечности)
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Karłowicz, Mieczysław
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMK 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907-8
First Performance. 1908 November 13
First Publication. 1913 – Warsaw: Gebethner and Wolff
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 3 flutes (the third also piccolo), alto flute, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets (1 E, 2 A), bass clarinet (B), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon + 6 horns (F), 3 trumpets (C), 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba + timpani, triangle, tam-tam or a revolver + strings
External Links MPH preface (Michael Murphy, 2005)
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The tam-tam (replacing the originally intended revolver) is not indicated on the PWM title page, though it appears in the score (page 48).