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The Cunning Little Vixen

Opera in three acts

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Opera in three acts. Edited by Jirí Zahrádka. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. Kritische Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Leos Janacek A/8. Complete edition, Score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA06867-01. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA06867-01).

Item Number: BA.BA06867-01

ISBN 9790260109377. 34 x 27.5 cm inches. Text Language: Czech, German, English. Translation: Brod, Max / Tucker, Norman. Text: nach Rudolf Tesnohlidek.

Leos Janacek began composing his seventh opera,"The Cunning Little Vixen", based on the popular feuilletons of Rudolf Tesnohlidek, in January 1922. The first copy of the score, since lost, was completed by Vaclav Sedlacek in October 1923, while the second copy was prepared by Jaroslav Kulhanek in January 1924.

The world premiere took place on 6 November 1924 under the direction of Ota Zitek and was conducted by Frantisek Neumann. The vocal score was published in Czech before the event and then again in 1925 along with the German translation by Max Brod, which is something of a separate version of the text in its own right.

This volume of the complete edition reprints the critical edition by Jiri Zahradka, which was published by Universal Edition in 2010. The present edition newly includes transcriptions of the libretto in three languages (Cz/Eng/Ger) and a detailed Critical Report (Eng). The edition draws on all extant sources and - in consideration of Janacek's active participation in rehearsals for the premiere production - integrates both the dynamics of Frantisek Neumann and the performance markings of Sir Charles Mackerras into the musical text.

This is the third opera to be published in the complete edition, following"Fate"and"The Makropulos Affair".

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