General information
Title CZNipponari [auth.]
Subtitle CZsedm písní pro ženský hlas s průvodem malého orchestru [auth.]
Title ENNipponari
Subtitle ENseven songs for female voice and small orchestra
Title DENipponari
Subtitle DEsieben Lieder für Frauenstimme und kleines Orchester
CategoryVocal Music
SubcategoryWorks for Solo Voice and Orchestra
Halbreich number68
Parts of the composition (movements)1. The Blue Hour 2. Old Age 3. Memory 4. Life in Dreams 5. Footsteps in the Snow 6. A Look Back 7. By the Sacred Lake
Instruments3Fl Cor ing Trgl Tam-tam Cel Arpa Pf Archi(9Vl 6Vle 4Vc 2Cb)
Solo voiceS
Dedicatee Drill-Oridge, Theo
Note on the dedicationDedicated to Theo Drill-Oridge.
Place of compositionPolička
Year of origin1912
Initiation of composition1912
Completion of composition1912
First performance
Location of the first performanceBrno, Czechoslovak Radio
Autograph deposition
InstitutionBohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička
OwnerCentrum Bohuslava Martinů v Poličce
Note on the autograph depostitionParts by a copyist's hand deposited at the Bohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička as well. *** Draft of song No.7 is held by the Czech Museum of Music in Prague.
CopyrightSchott Music, Mainz
References Related writings
Documents in the Library
Note Lyrics of japanese poetry: Nukada (1), Kiutsuna (2), Kibino (3), Komachi (4, 6), Gozen (5), Ozi Okotsuma (7). Translation by Josef Maria Emanuel z Lešehradu. - Different order of songs from the piano version (see H. 68 A). - Orchestration differs in individual songs. - Martinů titled the composition incorrectly "Niponari". - Date of origin: Summer-Autumn 1912 (draft completed on 24.8.1912).
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