The Barber of Seville
Music for Count Almaviva's couplets in Beaumarchais' comedy (1872).
||TH 18 ; ČW 19 (as "Couplets of Count
Almaviva for P. Beaumarchais' comedy Le barbier de Séville")
||January or February 1872 (to accompany a production of Beaumarchais'
play by students of the Moscow
||A translation by Mikhail Provych Sadovsky (1847–1910) of Count Almaviva's
couplets "Vous l'ordonnez" from the play Le Barbier de Séville
(1773) by Pierre Beaumarchais (1732–1799)
||Andantino (G major, 20 bars)
||Tenor voice + 2 Violins
||Moscow, 12/24 February
||Moscow (Russia): Glinka National Museum Consortium of Musical Culture (ф. 88, No. 164)
||Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1906
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
Composed early in 1872 for a student production of Beaumarchais’ The
Barber of Seville at the Moscow
Conservatory. Tchaikovsky composed music for Count Almaviva's couplets (for
tenor, accompanied by two violins).
The production took place on 12/24 February 1872 at the Moscow Conservatory. No information
survives concerning further performances of the couplets during Tchaikovsky's
In 1906 the couplets were published by the firm of Pyotr Jurgenson.
Музыкальное наследие Чайковского (1958), p. 192
English text copyright © 2006 Brett Langston
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12 February 2013