General information
Title CZOtvírání studánek [auth.]
Subtitle CZkantáta pro sóla, ženský sbor a instrumentální doprovod
Title ENThe Opening of the Springs / The Opening of the Wells
Subtitle ENcantata for soli, female chorus and instrumental accompaniment
Title DEDas Maifest der Brünnlein
Subtitle DEKantate für Soli, Frauenchor und Instrumentalbegleitung
Title FR
Subtitle FR
CategoryVocal Music
SubcategoryCantatas without Instrumental Accompaniment or with Single Instruments
Halbreich number and suffix354
Parts of composition (movements)
Durata21'
InstrumentsVl Vl Vla Pf; coro femminile, coro voci bianche ad lib.
Solo voiceS A Bar Sp
List of characters
Dedicatee Bureš, Miloslav
Diplomatic transcription of dedicationVěnováno | Miroslavu [sic] Burešovi | a našemu kraji.
Note on dedicationDedicated to Miloslav Bureš and our [Vysočina] region.
Origin
Place of composition
Year of origin1955
Initiation of composition07/1955
Finishing of composition07/1955
Last modification of composition
First performance
Performer Zdeněk Zouhar (dirigent / conductor)
Zouhar, Zdeněk
Date of first performance07.01.1956
Location of first performancePolička (Tylův Dům)
Ensemble pěvecké sdružení OPUS
Autograph deposition
InstitutionBohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička
Deposition location
OwnerBohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička
Note on autographReproductions of the autograph score are located at the Bohuslav Martinů Centre, in the Zdeněk Zouhar's estate and at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel.
Publication
Place of issue
PublisherState Publishing House of Literature, Music and Arts
Year of publication1956
CopyrightBärenreiter Praha
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Note
NoteLyrics by Miloslav Bureš. *** A pre-premiere took place on 7 December 1955 in Prague (conducted by Jan Kühn). *** Title on the title page of the autograph score: "Otvírání studánek. | [...] | Pro ženský sbor, Soprán, alt a Baryton Solo, (Recitátor) | a pro dvoje housle, violu a piano." (The Opening of the Springs - for female choir, soprano, alt and baritone solo, (speaker) and for two violins, viola and piano.) *** Furhter editions: SHV, Prague 1965; Editio Supraphon, Prague 1972; Editio Bärenreiter, Prague 1996; Bärenreiter Praha, Prague 2011. *** Alternative German title: Die Reinigung der Quellen (Harry Halbreich).
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