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Weinberger, Jaromir: Schwanda the Bagpiper (Svanda Dudak / Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer) (1927) 115'
Folk opera in two acts

Music Text

Libretto by Milos Kares (Cz,G)

Scoring

Major roles: dramS,heldT,Bar; minor roles: dramM,B; small roles: 5T,2B; chorus; 3(II,III=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.3(=bugles).3.1- timp.perc(3): tgl/cyms/SD/BD/tam-t/tamb/xyl/glsp/carillon-2harp-cel-org- strings; Reduced scoring: 2(II=picc).2.2.2-3.2.2.0-timp.perc:3tgl/cyms/BD/SD/t am-t/susp.cym/xyl/tamb/chimes/t.bells-org-cel-pft(ad lib)-strings

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Territory

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World Premiere

27/04/1927
National Theatre , Prague
National Theatre, Prague / Otakar Ostrcil

Recommended Recording

Matjaz Robavs/Tatiana Monogarova/Ivan Choupenitch/Larisa Kostyuk/Wexford Festival Opera Chorus/National Philharmonic Orchestra of Belarus/Julian Reynolds
Naxos 8.660146-47

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