The Snow Maiden, Op.12 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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5 more: Prologue (Nos.2, 3, 4, 5a) • Act 1 (Nos. 5b, 6, 7) • Act 2 (Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11) • Act 3 (Nos. 12, 13, 14a, 14b, 15, 16) • Act 4 (Nos. 17a, 17b, 18, 19)

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Editor Irina Iordan (1910–1976)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.14 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1962. Plate M. 29924 Г.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1970).Kalmus Orchestral Series No.556
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Misc. Notes Original title page and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Includes footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic)
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Parts

Melodrama (No.10)

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4 more: Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano (Laub)

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Arranger Váša Laub (1857-1911)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1898]. Plate 21476.
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Dance of the Tumblers (Act III No.13)

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General Information

Work Title The Snow Maiden
Alternative. Title Снегурочка ; Folktale (Frühlingsmärchen)
Name Translations Snégourotchka; Schneeflöckchen; Снегурочка
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12 ; TH 19
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 111
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 19 pieces:
  • Prologue:
1. Introduction. Moderato assai (107 bars)
2. Dances and Chorus of Birds. Allegro giusto–Allegro moderato (419 bars)
3. Frost's Monologue. Moderato–Moderato quasi Allegro (61 bars)
4. Chorus of Farewell to Winter. Moderato (108 bars)
5a. Melodrama. Allegro vivo (86 bars)
  • Act 1:
5b. Entr'acte. Moderato assai (24 bars)
6. Lel's First Song. Moderato (157 bars)
7. Lel's Second Song. Allegro (92 bars)
  • Act 2:
8. Entr'acte. Andantino quasi Allegro (57 bars)
9. Chorus of Blind Gusli Players. Moderato (42 bars)
10. Melodrama. Andantino quasi Allegro (57 bars)
11. Chorus of People and Courtiers. Allegro moderato – Moderato (32 bars)
  • Act 3:
12. 'Round Dance. Allegro moderato (56 bars)
13. Dance of the Tumblers. Allegro vivace (358 bars)
14. Lel's Third Song. [2 versions]:
a) Moderato (G major, 53 bars)
b) Moderato (B major, 54 bars)
15. Brusila's Song. [2 versions]:
a) Allegro (24 bars)
b) Allegro (12 bars)
16. Appearance of the Wood Goblin and the Snow Maiden's Spirit. Allegro vivace (30 bars)
  • Act 4:
17a. Entr'acte. Andantino (39 bars)
17b. Spring's Monologue, Chorus and Dances. Andantino (47 bars)
18. Tsar Berendey's March and Chorus. Tempo di Marcia. Moderato (176 bars)
19. Finale. Allegro giusto (125 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1873
First Performance. 1873-05-23 — Moscow: Bolshoy Theatre
Yevlaliya Kadmina (Lel), Aleksandr Dodonov (Frost), Nikolay Muzil (Brusila)
Maly Theatre Company, Nikolay Rubinstein (conductor)
First Publication. 1873 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Vocal score, 77 pages. Plates 2326 to 2344
1895 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score.
Librettist Aleksandr Ostrovsky (1823–1886)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 54 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: Lel (Лель) mezzo-soprano
Frost (Мороз) tenor
Brusila (Брусила) tenor
mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, english horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, triangle, tambourine, side drum, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information Written for Aleksandr Ostrovsky's musical drama of the same name, subtitled a 'legend of springtime'.
Vocal score also arranged by Tchaikovsky, 1873.