The Ugly Duckling, Op.18 (Prokofiev, Sergey)



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Original version

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Emiles Mern (2024/3/23)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Moscow: A. Gutheil, 1917. Plate А.Г. 10064.
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Editor Sergey Pavchinsky (1909-1976)
Publisher. Info. Collected Works (Собрание сочинений), Vol.17 (pp.18-31)
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1966. Plate 3051.

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Second edition

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.
Misc. Notes The second edition differs from the first mainly in some modulations, due to which the low register of the voice part is somewhat raised. Thus, the vocal range is reduced.
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General Information

Work Title The Ugly Duckling
Alternative. Title Гадкий утенок
Name Translations Le Vilain Petit Canard; Das hässliche junge Entlein; Гадкий утёнок
Name Aliases Le vilain petit canard (Prokofiev); Das hässliche Entlein
Authorities WorldCat; VIAF: 306060980; BNF: 13930385s
Composer Prokofiev, Sergey
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISP 78
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Performance. 1915-01-17 in Petrograd
Anna Zherebtsova-Andreyeva (voice), Sergey Prokofiev (piano)
First Publication. 1917 - Moscow: A. Gutheil, Plate A. 10064 G.
Librettist Nina Meshcherskaya (1889-1981)
after Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Prokofiev Catalogue
Extra Information Also arranged for mezzo-soprano and orchestra by the composer, 1932.
This version was later adapted as an opera by Lev Konov (1996).