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Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen

  • Opera in 3 acts (1924)
  • revised version by Jirí Zahrádka
  • 4 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, cel, str
  • Duration: 110’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute (+2nd picc)
    4th flute (+1st picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    cor anglais
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    bass clarinet in 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 (+tpt(C))
    2nd trumpet in F (+tpt(C))
    3rd trumpet in F (+tpt(C))
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    tuba
    timpani
    percussion(2)
    harp
    celesta
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Choir: Hennen, Waldgetier, Frauenchor (SA) Stimmen des Waldes, gemischer Chor (SAATTBB) Fuchskinder, (Kinder)chor Blaue Libelle, Fliegen, Füchslein Schlau
  • Roles: Gamekeeper, baritone Gamekeeper's wife, alto Schoolmaster, tenor Parson, bass Harašta, a poultry dealer, bass Pásek, an innkeeper, chorus tenor Mrs Pásek, his wife, chorus soprano Pepík, the Gamekeeper's grandson, chorus soprano Frantík, his friend, chorus soprano Young Vixen Bystouška, child soprano Vixen Bystouška, soprano Fox, soprano Cricket, Grasshopper, Young Frog, children's voices (soprano) Mosquito, tenor Lapák, dog, mezzo-soprano Cock, soprano Chocholka, a hen, soprano Badger, bass Woodpecker, alto Owl, alto Jay, soprano Squirrels, Hedgehog, a Young Vixen, Forest Creatures
  • Composer: Leoš Janáček
  • Librettist: Leoš Janáček
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Rudolf Tesnohlidek
  • Interpretatory hints: Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Piano reduction: Bretislav Bakala
  • Editor: Jiří Zahrádka
  • Original language: Czech
  • Translator: Max BrodNorman Tucker
  • Table of contents:
    Uvod / Vorwort / Preface
    Sources
    Jednàni I / Akt I / Act I
    Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
    Jednàni II / Akt II / Act II
    Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
    Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
    Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
    Jednàni II / Akt II / Act II
    Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
    Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
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Leoš Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen  | UE33550

Opera in 3 acts

  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • Languages: German | Czech | English
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6843-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08190-3
€77.50
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Description

Translated from Czech as “The Adventures of Vixen Sharp-Ears” is an opera by Leoš Janácek, with a libretto adapted by the composer from a serialized novella by Rudolf Tesnohlídek and Stanislav Lolek, which was first published in the newspaper Lidové noviny. Universal Edition makes available the piano reduction of this well-loved opera for study and performance.

Contents

  • Uvod / Vorwort / Preface
  • Sources
  • Jednàni I / Akt I / Act I
  • Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
  • Jednàni II / Akt II / Act II
  • Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
  • Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
  • Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
  • Jednàni II / Akt II / Act II
  • Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change
  • Promena / Verwandlung / Scene change

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