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Shchedrin, Rodion: Dead Souls (1966-76) 120'
Operatic scenes in three acts (nine scenes)

Music Text

Libretto by Rodion Shchedrin after the novel by Nikolai Gogol (R)

Scoring

2colS,3M,A,7T,2Bar,6B; ballerina; chorus in the pit (including M,A soloists) 4.2.3.3-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(4):3gongs/3bongos/flex/vib/sleigh bells/tpl.bl/SD/whistle/glass chimes/crot/bird whistle; tam-t/sleigh bells/jingles/guiro/xyl(or marimba)/whip/tamb/choclo/SD; BD/choclo/hi-hat cym/maracas/2tam-t/cym/susp.cym/2cowbells; Russian bells/tam-t(opt)-cel-hpd-harp-balalaika-elec.gtr-strings

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the UK, countries of the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and the Republic of Ireland.

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World Premiere

07/06/1977
Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Boris Pokrovsky, director / Bolshoi Opera / Yuri Temirkanov

Recommended Recording

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