Mikhail Kollontay
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The Birthday of the Infanta

for symphony orchestra (uncompleted ballet)

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op.9 (1978-1979)

Other author(s): libretto by Gennady Abramov after the tale of Oscar Wilde

Scoring:
Picc/2fl/2Ob/2cl/Cl.es/2fg//
4cr/3trbe/3trne/Tuba//
Batt.I:Timp/Frusta/
Batt.II:Cassa/Raganella/
Batt.III:Tno/Cast/Legno/
Batt.IV:Tro/Tro rull/Ptto sospI/
Batt.V:Ptti/Ptto sospII/
Batt.VI:Clli/Sil/
Tam-tam//
Arpa//Cembalo (with microphone)//
Archi

Movements:
I scene
1. Introduction
2. Dance of Add and Coco
3. Dwarf
4. Code of dance of Add and Aoco with the Dwarf
5. Heralds' entrance
6. Scene (Heralds and Dwarf)

II scene
7. Pavane
8. Little Bullfight
9. Trained Monkeys
10. The game of Maid of Honor with Monkeys
11. Chaconne of the Infanta
12. Heralds' entrance
13. The appearance of the Dwarf
14. Dwarf
15. Laugh Dance

III scene
16. Monologue of the Dwarf
17. Passacaglia
18. Continuation of Dwarf's monologue

Theatralization: desirable

Duration: 45′

Performance: no information

Extra info
The 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd scenes of the ballet are presented. The 4th scene (which is the last) was just begun.

Edition/Recordings
audio: no information

music score: no information
orchestral parts:

1 and 3 paintings - library of the Moscow Union of Composers, author's library
2 picture: no information

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