Jadassohn, Salomon

Ballettmusik „Johannisnacht im Walde“ op. 58

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Salomon Jadassohn – Ballet Music in 7 Canons for the Pantomime “Midsummer Night in the Forest”, composed for orchestra by S. Jadassohn, op. 58

(b. Breslau [Wrocław], 13. Aug., 1831 – d. Leipzig, 1. Feb., 1902)

Ballet Music in 7 Canons for the Pantomime “Midsummer Night in the Forest”,
composed for orchestra by S. Jadassohn, op. 58

I Introduction. Flower procession on a moonlit forest glade. p. 1
II Pas de deux. Poppy and narcissus. p. 25
III Ensemble. Dance of the flies, gnats, fireflies, bees and bumblebees. p. 35
IV Alla marcia. Dance of the butterflies. p. 52
V Scène d’amour. Butterfly and rose. p. 62
VI Fandango. Jasmin and carnation. p. 69
VII Finale. Ensemble. Dance of all flowers, butterflies and insects. p. 77

Foreword
Since Salomon Jadassohn’s musical output can only be understood in close connection with his role as teacher, it is appropriate to begin a closer examination of this particular work with a brief survey of his importance as a pedagogue. He was – as a former pupil of Moritz Hauptmann, Ignaz Moscheles, Ernst Friedrich Richter and Julius Rietz – active at the Leipzig conservatoire from 1871 onwards.1 His first textbooks, which represented the conclusions drawn from his activity in the field of music theory, appeared at the beginning of the 1880s.2 The high regard in which Jadassohn was held by pupils from across the world is evident also in his textbooks, which were translated into various languages.3 He was familiar with the work of the great masters, like J. S. Bach and Handel, but equally with that of contemporary composers, such as Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch. …

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Score No.

4144

Edition

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Genre

Ballet

Size

210 x 297 mm

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Pages

108

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