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Martinu, Bohuslav: Comedy on the Bridge (Veselohra na moste) op. H.247 (1935, rev.1951) 35'
Comic opera in one act

Music Text

Libretto by the composer, after a play by Vaclav Klicpera (Cz,E,F,G)

Scoring

S,A,T,Bar,B,3speakers; 1(=picc).1.1.1-2.1.1.0-timp.perc:cyms/tgl/BD/SD-pft-strings

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Territory

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World Premiere

18/03/1937
Czech Radio, Prague
Czech Radio / Otakar Jeremias

World stage premiere

28/05/1951
Hunter College, New York, New York
Hunter College / Carl Bamberger

Recommended Recording

Jarmila Krátká, René Tucek, Brno Janácek Opera Orchestra, Frantisek Jílek
Supraphon 1121402

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