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Kdo je na světě nejmocnější?

Kdo je na světě nejmocnější?

(Who is the Most Powerful in the World?)

Ballett-Komödie in einem Akt und vier Bildern

Libretto von Bohuslav Martinů nach einem englischen Märchen


  • Edition: performance material

Description
The 31-year-old Bohuslav Martinu° completed this entertaining comic ballet for children and adults shortly before relocating to France. Stylistically, many aspects of the elegant, humorous music already anticipate his Parisian compositions. Alongside a minuet, a waltz à la Rosenkavalier, and a polka, the work also includes rhythmic jazz movements such as shimmy and foxtrot which were particularly popular in the French metropolis at that time. The plot of the English fairy tale, originating from India, is set in a royal court populated by mice: the mouse princess is not allowed to marry her mouse prince because her parents wish her to take the most powerful person in the world as her husband. But even the sun king who is concealed behind the cloud duke is not good enough. Although the wind succeeds in dispersing the clouds, it fails in competition with a defiant wall which has become the new favourite of the choosy royal mouse parents. Ultimately, the mouse prince triumphs with the aid of a trick: with a little help from his friends, he burrows under the wall which immediately collapses and is finally permitted to wed the princess after all.
Details
Catalogue of works: H 133
Performance duration: 60'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 31. Januar 1925 Brno, Nationaltheater (CZ) · Dirigent: Břetislav Bakala · Choreographie: Jaroslav Hladík
Year of composition: 1922
instrumentation: 3 (3. auch Picc.) · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · Es-Klar. · 2 · 2 · Kfg. - 4 · 3 (3. auch auf der Bühne) · 3 · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · Xyl. · Gl. · Trgl. · Beck. · Tamt. · Tamb. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. m. Beck. · Windmasch. · Donnerblech) (4 Spieler) - 2 Hfn. · Cel. · Klav. - Str.
occupation: Myšák (Vater Maus) - Myš (Mutter Maus) - Myška, jejich dcerka (Mäuschen, deren Tochter) - Myší princ (Mäuseprinz) - Slunce (Sonne) - Mrak (Wolke) - Vítr (Wind) - Zeď (Mauer) - Kohout (Hahn) - Okurka (Gurke) - Meloun (Melone) - Cibule (Zwiebel) - malé i velké myši (kleine und große Mäuse), sbor paprsků (Chor der Strahlen), kvetin a ptáků (Blumen und Vögel) · Tanzgruppe
Delivery rights: distribution rights for all countries except Czech Republic and Slovakia
Performances
Conductor: Marko Gašperšič
2010-12-14 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera
Conductor: Marko Gašperšič
2010-12-13 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera | Revival
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-11-27 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 18.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-11-08 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 18.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-10-12 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 15.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-10-03 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 15.00 Uhr | Revival
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-03-22 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 19.30 Uhr | national Premiere
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-12-13 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 17.30 h & 19.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-12-05 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 17.00 h & 19.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-10-11 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 11.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-10-10 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 11.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-10-04 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 18.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-09-30 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 18.00 h | First Night
Conductor: F. Dyk
Orchestra: Prager Rundfunkorchester
1960-04-01 | Praha (Czech Republic), Akademie múzických | First Night
Conductor: J. Vinkler
1927-02-17 | Praha (Czech Republic), Národní divadlo | First Night
Conductor: Břetislav Bakala
1925-01-31 | Brno (Czech Republic), Nationaltheater | World Premiere
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The 31-year-old Bohuslav Martinu° completed this entertaining comic ballet for children and adults shortly before relocating to France. Stylistically, many aspects of the elegant, humorous music already anticipate his Parisian compositions. Alongside a minuet, a waltz à la Rosenkavalier, and a polka, the work also includes rhythmic jazz movements such as shimmy and foxtrot which were particularly popular in the French metropolis at that time. The plot of the English fairy tale, originating from India, is set in a royal court populated by mice: the mouse princess is not allowed to marry her mouse prince because her parents wish her to take the most powerful person in the world as her husband. But even the sun king who is concealed behind the cloud duke is not good enough. Although the wind succeeds in dispersing the clouds, it fails in competition with a defiant wall which has become the new favourite of the choosy royal mouse parents. Ultimately, the mouse prince triumphs with the aid of a trick: with a little help from his friends, he burrows under the wall which immediately collapses and is finally permitted to wed the princess after all.
Catalogue of works: H 133
Performance duration: 60'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 31. Januar 1925 Brno, Nationaltheater (CZ) · Dirigent: Břetislav Bakala · Choreographie: Jaroslav Hladík
Year of composition: 1922
instrumentation: 3 (3. auch Picc.) · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · Es-Klar. · 2 · 2 · Kfg. - 4 · 3 (3. auch auf der Bühne) · 3 · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · Xyl. · Gl. · Trgl. · Beck. · Tamt. · Tamb. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. m. Beck. · Windmasch. · Donnerblech) (4 Spieler) - 2 Hfn. · Cel. · Klav. - Str.
occupation: Myšák (Vater Maus) - Myš (Mutter Maus) - Myška, jejich dcerka (Mäuschen, deren Tochter) - Myší princ (Mäuseprinz) - Slunce (Sonne) - Mrak (Wolke) - Vítr (Wind) - Zeď (Mauer) - Kohout (Hahn) - Okurka (Gurke) - Meloun (Melone) - Cibule (Zwiebel) - malé i velké myši (kleine und große Mäuse), sbor paprsků (Chor der Strahlen), kvetin a ptáků (Blumen und Vögel) · Tanzgruppe
Delivery rights: distribution rights for all countries except Czech Republic and Slovakia
Conductor: Marko Gašperšič
2010-12-14 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera
Conductor: Marko Gašperšič
2010-12-13 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera | Revival
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-11-27 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 18.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-11-08 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 18.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-10-12 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 15.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-10-03 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 15.00 Uhr | Revival
Conductor: Christian Hammer
2008-03-22 | Rostock (Germany), Volkstheater, Großes Haus — 19.30 Uhr | national Premiere
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-12-13 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 17.30 h & 19.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-12-05 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 17.00 h & 19.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-10-11 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 11.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-10-10 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 11.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-10-04 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 18.00 h
Conductor: Andreja Solar
2005-09-30 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), SNG Opera — 18.00 h | First Night
Conductor: F. Dyk
Orchestra: Prager Rundfunkorchester
1960-04-01 | Praha (Czech Republic), Akademie múzických | First Night
Conductor: J. Vinkler
1927-02-17 | Praha (Czech Republic), Národní divadlo | First Night
Conductor: Břetislav Bakala
1925-01-31 | Brno (Czech Republic), Nationaltheater | World Premiere