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Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead

  • new critical edition (2017) edited by John Tyrrell, with performance suggestions by Sir Charles Mackerras
  • 4 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp, cel, t.tuba, str
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute (+picc)
    4th flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+cor anglais)
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb), bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in F
    2nd trumpet in F
    3rd trumpet in F
    tenor tuba in Bb (+bass trumpet)
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    percussion(4): xylophone, glockenspiel, bells in the distance, bells in the fortress, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, snare drum, military drum, bass drum, blows with an axe, jangling of chains, blows on an anvil, metallic ring of tools, ratchet, sawing, jingle bell, working noises (f.e. blows with a hammer)
    violin I
    violin II
    double bass
  • Choir: Männerchor: Sträflinge, Teufel [in der Pantomime], kranke Sträflinge ... Tenöre / Bässe Zimmerleute, Beamte, Gäste ... stumm
  • Roles: Aljeja, a young tatar ... mezzo-soprano Luka ... tenor Tall Prisoner ... tenor Short Prisoner ... baritone Prison Governer ... bass Alexander Petrowic Gorjantschikow ... baritone Guard [1] ... tenor Prisoner with the eagle ... tenor Prisoner [1] ... bass The Old One ... tenor Skuratov ... tenor Voice from the Kyrghiz Steppe (offstage) ... tenor Prisoner (a) ... bass Priest ... bass Cook (Prisoner) ... bass Prisoner (b) ... bass Drunken Prisoner ... tenor Prisoner [2] ... tenor Prisoner [3] ... tenor in the plays: Kedril ... tenor Don Juan (Brahmane) / Devil ... bass Elvira ... silent Knight ... silent Cobbler's Wife ... silent Priest's Wife ... silent Small Devil ... silent Actor (Prisoner) ... silent Miller's Wife (played by Sirotin) ... silent Miller (played byNeswjestjew) ... silent Neighbour, a miller ... silent Clerk ... silent Young Prisoner ... tenor Whore ... Alt Merry Prisoner ... tenor Obstreperous Prisoner ... baritone Cekunov ... tenor Šapkin ... tenor Šiškov ... baritone Cerevin ... tenor Doctor ... silent Prisoner (Blacksmith) ... bass Guard [2] ... bass
  • Composer: Leoš Janáček
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski
  • Interpretatory hints: Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Editor: John Tyrrell
  • Original language: Czech
  • Translator: Max BrodDavid Pountney
  • Table of contents:
    Úvod / Introduktion / Introduction
    Jednání I / Akt I / Act I
    Jednání II / Akt II / Act II
    Jednání III / Akt III / Act III
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Leoš Janáček: From the House of the Dead  | UE35867

Opera in 3 acts

  • Edition type: full score
  • Series: Neue Dirigierpartituren-Reihe
  • Languages: German | Czech | English
  • Edition info: New critical edition (2017).
  • Format: 25.0 × 34.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7630-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08958-9
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