Vox Maris, Op.31 (Enescu, George)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Editions Salabert, 1965.
Reprinted Bucharest: Editura Muzicală a Uniunii Compozitorilor din R.P.R., 1967.
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Work Title Vox Maris
Alternative. Title Poem simfonic ; Poème symphonique
Composer Enescu, George
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGE 35
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement in 7 episodes
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1954 ca. (between 1929 and 1954?)
First Performance. 1964 September 10, Bucharest
First Publication. 1965
Librettist by the composer, based on a French and Breton text by Willy.
Language French, Romanian
Dedication to the memory of Elena Bibescu
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24-27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation tenor solo, mixed chorus (SAT), orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article ; Wikipedia article (Romanian) (more substantial)
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According to Tim Mahon @ AMG, existed in a fairly complete draft by the 1930s (in fact there seems to be disagreement whether the composer worked on it between the 1930s and his death; per Mahon "Accordingly, when it was found that the supposedly incomplete score lacked only some clarification of dynamics and tempi, a performing edition was produced" after he died- Romanian Wikipedia seems to give a somewhat different account. Does Bentoiu's big book on Enescu have anything to say about this?