Zemfira's Song (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)



Sheet Music


Version B

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P.davydov (2008/7/18)

Editor Karl Albrecht (1836-1893)
Ivan Shishov (1888–1947)
Nikolay Shemanin (1903–?)
First edition
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.44
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1940. Plate M. 16971 Г.
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Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965). Kalmus Vocal Series No.6761
Misc. Notes Original publisher info and plate numbers omitted in reprint
Includes footnotes in Russian (Cyrillic)
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General Information

Work Title Zemfira's Song
Alternative. Title Песнь Земфиры
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 90
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 150
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's A Allegro non tanto (26 bars)
B Allegro non tanto (34 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1860–65? A ; unknown (revised by Karl Albrecht?) B
First Publication. 1940 — Moscow: Muzgiz (in vol.44 of Complete Collected Works, pp.5–7) B
1986 — Moscow: Muzgiz. Plate 13192. A
Librettist Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837)
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information For many years the song was only known in a manuscript copy by Karl Albrecht, which has significant differences from the autograph score (discovered in 1940).