The Bells, Op.35 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin/Moscow: A. Gutheil (RMV), 1920. Plate A. 9718 G.
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Editor K. Matsyutin
Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, 1967. Plate 4026.
Reprinted London: Boosey & Hawkes, n.d.[1979]. Plate B. & H. 20334.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1920. Plate A. 9720 G.
Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arranger Aleksandr Goldenweiser (1875-1961), piano reduction
Language Russian / German / English
Translator Berthold Feiwel (1875-1937), German text
Fanny Susan Copeland (1872-1970), English text*
Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1920. Plate A. 9716 G.
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Work Title The Bells
Alternative. Title Колокола (Kolokola)
Name Translations ; Dzwony; Les Cloches; Колокола; Las campanas; Дзвони; Klokkene (Rakhmaninov); Les campanes; 鐘 (拉赫曼尼諾夫); Le campane
Name Aliases Dzwony Rachmaninowa
Authorities Wikipedia
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.35
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISR 3
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Слышишь, сани мчатся в ряд (Slyshish', sani mchastya v ryad). Allegro ma non tanto
  2. Слышишь, к свадьбе зов святой (Slyshish', k svad'be zov svyatoy). Lento
  3. Слышишь, воющий набат (Slyshish', voyushchiy nabat). Presto
  4. Похоронный слышен звон (Pokhoronny slyshen zvon). Lento lugubre
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913 (January-July)
First Performance. 1913-11-30 in St. Petersburg, Mariisnky Theater
Soli, Mariisnky chorus and orchestra; Sergei Rachmaninoff (conductor)
First Publication. 1920 - Berlin: Gutheil
Librettist Konstantin Balmont (1867-1942)
after Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Language Russian
Dedication Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951) and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Average DurationAvg. Duration 40 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Voices (soprano, tenor, baritone)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
piccolo, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, tambourine, side drum, cymbals,
glockenspiel, celesta, harp, piano, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
ASO notes
Scores at Sheet Music Plus
Poe's original poem

Misc. Comments


Vocal Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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  • Monna Vanna (1906–08, incomplete)
Solo Songs and Romances
Choral