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Music Text

Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson after the novel by Boris Polevoy (R)

3S,M,C,3T,comicT,Bar,Bar(orB),4B,2speakers;chorus 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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World Premiere
Kirov Theatre, Leningrad
Kirov Theatre / Boris Khaikin
Recommended Recording

Evegeni Kibkalo/Artur Eizen/Glafira Deomidova/Bolshoi Opera/Mark Ermler
Chandos 10002

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