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Prokofieff, Serge: War and Peace op. 91 (1941/52) 230'
Lyric-dramatic scenes

Music Text

Libretto by the composer and Mira Mendelson, after the novel by Tolstoy (R,E)

Scoring

lyrdramS,S,lowS,6M,4C,dramT,T,2highT,comicT,lowT,T(or Bar),hBar,hBar (or B),6Bar,2Bar(or B),3BBar,3hB,10B,lowB,2speakers,6silent roles; chorus 2.picc.2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc:tgl/wooden dr/tamb/SD/ BD/cyms/tam-t/glsp/xyl-harp-strings 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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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 incomplete

07/06/1945
Moscow
USSR State Symphony Orchestra / Samuil Samosud

World premiere complete

08/11/1957
Moscow
Stanislavsky Opera Theatre / Alexander Sharverdov

World stage premiere

12/06/1946
Leningrad
Maly Opera Theatre / Samuil Samosud

World premiere of version

01/04/1955
Leningrad
Leningrad State Academy Maly Opera Theatre / Eduard Grikurov

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