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Elegie auf den Tod der Tochter Olga


By Leos Janacek

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Solo tenor voice, Mixed choir-SATB, piano
Cantata. Composed by Leos Janacek (1854-1928). Czech title: Elegie na smrt dcery Olgy. Classical, cantata. Choral score. With Publication language: Czech/German/English. Editio Baerenreiter Praha #H02572. Published by Editio Baerenreiter Praha (PA.H02572).

Item Number: PA.H02572

ISBN 9790260101425. 26 x 19 cm inches.

Leos Janacek (1854-1928) composed the cantata Elegy on the Death of My Daughter Olga (1903) a mere two months after the loss of his beloved child. The title page bears his dedicationIn memory of my Olga. The piece is composed to the Czech translation of the original Russian verses of his daughter's friend M. N. Veveritsa. The composer's intimate and sorrowful memory resounds in tenor solo, mixed choir and piano. The Elegy was not premiered until 27 years after its completion, and it is still unjustly considered a piece of marginal importance. The publication is introduced by a detailed Preface by Vladimir Helfert (Cz., Eng., Ger., Fr.). The lyrics are set in Czech, German and English.

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