Serge Prokofiev (1890-1953)

Le Vilain Petit Canard (1914)

for mezzo-soprano and piano or orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1914
    • Duration : 12 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 18
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      D'après le conte de Hans Christian Andersen, adapté par Nina Meshchersky. 

Detailed formation
  • soloist : mezzo-soprano
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussionist, harp, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 17 January 1915
    Location :

    Petrograd


    Performers :

    Anna Zherebtsova-Andreyeva (mezzo-soprano) et Serge Prokofiev (piano).