Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuysky, TH 16 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)



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Editor Irina Iordan (1910-1976)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works (Полное собрание сочинений), vol.14
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1962. Plate M. 29924 Г.
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General Information

Work Title Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuysky
Alternative. Title Дмитрий Самозванец и Василий Шуйский
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 16
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 30
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 pieces:
  1. Introduction to Act I. Andante non troppo (A minor, 60 bars)
  2. Mazurka (D minor, 133 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1866–67
First Publication. 1955 (No. 1) & 1962 (No. 2)
1955 — Moscow: Muzgiz. No.1 only (in the book: Music in the Russian Dramatic Theatre (Музыка в русском драматическом театре) by Aleksandr Glumov, p.414–428)
1962 — Moscow: Muzgiz. Nos.1 and 2 (in vol.14 of Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, p.3-15). Plate 3534
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra
flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, timpani, cymbals, strings
Related Works The Introduction was based on the theme and first variation from Tchaikovsky’s student Theme with Variations for piano.
The Mazurka was later reworked as the Mazurka de salon (No.3) in the 3 Pieces, Op.9, by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Extra Information Written to accompany a performance of Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "dramatic chronicle". The Mazurka was arranged for solo piano by Tchaikovsky, 1867