The Demon (Rubinstein, Anton)

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Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: Bessel & Co., n.d.
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Misc. Notes Pages 394-99 of the complete orchestral score.
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Daphnis (2010/5/20)

Language German
Translator Alfred Offermann (1853-1936)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Bartholf Senff, n.d.[1880]. Plate 1294.
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Massenetique (2012/9/18)

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Massenetique (2012/9/18)

Language Italian / French
Translator Charles Nuitter (1828-1899) and Camille Du Locle (1832-1903), French text
Giuseppe Vacotti, Italian text
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1898]. Plate H. & Cie. 19339.
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4 more: Act I • Act II • Act III • Epilogue, contents, and colophon

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Editor Vasily Zolotarev (1872–1964)
Language Russian
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, 1968. Plate 5461.
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Misc. Notes Soviet edition (1968) with redacted content.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Pabst)
See: Reminiscences de l'opéra 'Le démon' by Paul Pabst


"Danse de femmes" and "Lesghinka"

For 2 Pianos (Chernov)

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Daphnis (2010/4/28)

Arranger Konstantin Chernov (1865-1937)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Cie., n.d. Plate 3388.
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"Lesghinka"

For 2 Pianos 8 hands (Langer)

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Morel (2010/5/6)

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Morel (2010/5/6)

Arranger Eduard Langer (1835–1905)
Publisher. Info. St. Petersburg: W. Bessel & Cie., n.d. Plate 3743.
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For 2 Pianos (Kleinmichel)

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PMac (2016/11/10)

Arranger Richard Kleinmichel (1846-1901)
Publisher. Info. Berlin, Leipzig: N. Simrock, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate 1298, 1299.
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General Information

Work Title Демон
Alternative. Title Der Dämon. Phantastische Oper
Composer Rubinstein, Anton
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAR 16
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts, 7 tableaux, with prologue and epilogue
  • Prologue
Introduction
Tableau 1
Chorus of various spirits
Monologue of the Demon and duet (with the Angel)
  • Act I
Tableau 2
Chorus of maidens and scene of Tamara
Tableau 3
Men's chorus and romance of Prince Sinodal
Men's chorus ("Nochen'ka...")
Arioso of Prince Sinodal
  • Act II
Entr'acte
Tableau 4
Chorus of guests
Grace-chorus
Men's dance
Women's dance
First romance of the Demon ("Ne plach', ditja")
Second romance of the Demon ("Na vozdushnom okeane")
Scene of Gudal and chorus of the guests
  • Act III
Tableau 5
Entr'acte
Scene and duet (Demon and Angel)
Tableau 6
Romance of Tamara ("Noch' tepla") and scene with the Demon
  • Epilogue
Demon and Angel
Tableau 7
Apotheosis
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1871
First Performance. 1875-01-25 in St. Petersburg Hopfoper
Eduard Nápravník (conductor)
First Publication. 1876 (St. Petersburg)
Librettist Pavel Viskovatov (1842-1905) and Apollon Maykov (1821–1897) after the story by Mikhail Lermontov
Language Russian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 hours
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
External Links Wikipedia article
Preface by Oliver Fraenzke, July 2016

Misc. Comments

According to Fraenzke, by the time the work was finished, both librettists had dissociated themselves with the project.