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Title CZTři přání aneb Vrtkavosti života
Subtitle CZfilmová opera o 3 dějstvích
Title ENThree Wishes or Inconstancy of the Life
Subtitle ENFilm-opera in 3 acts
Title DEDie drei Wünsche oder Die Wechselfälle des Lebens
Subtitle DEFilm-Oper in drei Aufzügen
Title FRLes Trois Souhaits ou Les vicissitudes de la vie [auth.]
Subtitle FROpera-film en 3 actes [auth.]
CategoryStage Works and Film Music
Halbreich number175
Durata135'
Instruments2222-4331-Timp-Batt-Pf-Archi; jazz instruments: 2 Sass-JazzFl-Flex-Banjo-Pf-Fisarm
List of charactersNina Valencia/Indolena (S), Serge Eliacin/Adolphe (T), Arthur de Sainte-Barbe/Monsieur Juste (Bar), Lilian Nevermore/Nulle (mS), Adelaida (A), Ebloie Barbichette/fianceé, Dinah (mS), 10 smaller parts, chorus, male quartet, mixed soloists quartet
Dedicatee
Origin
Place of compositionParis
Year of origin1929
Initiation of composition11/1928
Completion of composition28.05.1929
First performance
Performer Václav Nosek (dir./cond.), Evald Schorm (režie/direc.), Ladislav Vychodil (scéna/scenography), Jaroslav Souček (Juste), Milada Šafránková (Indolende), Eva Výmolová (Nulle), Josef Škrobánek (Adolphe)
Nosek, Václav
Šafránková, Milada
Schorm, Evald
Škrobánek, Josef
Souček, Jaroslav
Vychodil, Ladislav
Výmolová, Eva
Date of the first performance1971-06-16
Location of the first performanceBrno, National Theatre (Národní divadlo)
Ensemble
Autograph deposition
InstitutionBohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička
Deposition locationPolička
OwnerBohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička
Note on the autograph depostitionAutograph score and piano reduction. *** Draft held by the Moravian Museum in Brno.
Copyright
CopyrightSchott Music Panton (CZ, SK: Dilia, Prague)
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Documents in the Library
Note French libretto: Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes; German translation: Marcus Gammel; Czech translation: Václav Renč. *** Published by Dilia, Prague 1970 (piano reduction), 2000 (full score), 2001 (piano reduction, 2nd edition). *** Autograph piano reduction completed on 01.06.1929. *** Autograph score of the third act: folder with three "books", 2nd book is Film Music, H 175 B; 3rd book is Le Départ, H 175 A.
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