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Music Text

Libretto by the composer and Valentin Katayev, after Katayev's novel 'I am a Son of the Working People' (R)

4S,S(or high M),M(or S),3C,6T,BBar,4Bar,2B9or Bar),6B;chorus 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn- cyms/tam-t-harp-strings On and off-stage bands: 2hn.2tpt,picctpt.3trbn.tuba-perc:SD/BD/alarm bell/frame dr/cuckoo-folk lute-concertina-gtr This work is represented by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK, British Commonwealth (excluding Canada), Republic of Ireland, mainland China, Korea and Taiwan

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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
Serafima Birman, director / Stanislavsky Opera Theatre / Mikhail Zhukov
Recommended Recording

Tatiana Pavlovskaya/Ekaterina Solovieva/Viktor Lutsiuk/Genady Bezzubenkov/Kirov Opera and Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
Philips 464 605-2 (2 CDs)

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