The Stubborn Lovers, Op.17 (Dvořák, Antonín)

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Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Language German / Czech
Translator Emanuel Züngl, German text
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1882. Plate 8262.
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Misc. Notes As "Die Dickschädel" (German title)
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Language German / Czech
Translator Emanuel Züngl, German text
Publisher. Info. Berlin: N. Simrock, 1882. Plate 8262.
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Misc. Notes This vocal score was arranged by Dvořák (B.502)
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General Information

Work Title The Stubborn Lovers
Alternative. Title Tvrdé palice
Composer Dvořák, Antonín
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.17, B.46
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAD 105
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act (Overture & 17 scenes)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1874
First Performance. 1881 October 2
Prague, New Czech Theatre
First Publication. 1882
Librettist Josef Štolba (1846–1930)
Language Czech
Average DurationAvg. Duration 76 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo Voices, Chorus (SATB) + Orchestra: Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Timpani, Bass Drum, Triangle, Violins I, Violins II, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses
External Links Wikipedia article
antonin-dvorak.cz

Misc. Comments

Cast

  • Vávra — baritone
  • Toník — tenor
  • Říhová — contalto
  • Lenka — soprano
  • Řeřicha — bass

Version History

  • Composed for solo voices, chorus and orchestra, 1874 (= B.46)
  • Vocal score arranged for solo voices, chorus and piano by Dvořák, 1874 (= B.502)

The University of Leeds mentions among their projects the creation of a critical edition full score of this work (no full score seems ever to have been commercially published, in any case.)

Antonin-dvorak.cz claims "The Stubborn Lovers is part of a group of Dvorak’s operas which never made it to foreign stage venues.". This seems to be true during the composer's lifetime, but the work was staged in Zurich in the early 20th century. References to it in 1882 in the British press (in an article on Dimitrij; the authors use it for comparison, having seen the published score from Simrock) refer to it as a comic opera (Simrock's own term) and it seems reasonable to so tag it. (Lists of the composer's works in biographical dictionaries in the 1880s also so refer to it.)