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Scores of musical adaptations of Tolstoy’s works:
a select list of British Library holdings

This is a select list containing scores of musical adaptations of Leo Tolstoy’s works held by the British Library. The scores are listed under the titles of Tolstoy's works and their respective adaptations, and they can be consulted in our Rare Books and Music Reading Room.

Anna Karenina / Анна Каренина

Rodion Shchedrin ballet

Anna Karenina: liricheskie stseny, balet v 3kh deistviiakh. Libretto B.A. L’vova-Anokhina po motivam romana L.N. Tolstogo. [Partly based on themes of Chaikovsky.] Partitura, etc. Otpechatano s avtorskoi rukopisi. (Moscow, [1972]) 344 p. With an additional title page reading "Anna Karenina: ballet in three acts. Full score", and bearing the imprint of the Anglo-Soviet Music Press.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections h.925.q.               
                      Lending Collection, Music W87/6685 DSC

Anna Karenina: balet v trekh deistviiakh. Liricheskie stseny. Libretto B.A. L’vova-Anokhina po motivam odnoimennogo romana L.N. Tolstogo. Partitura = Anna Karenina: ballet in three acts. Lyric scenes. Libretto by B.A. Lvov-Anokhin, based on L.N. Tolstoi’s like-named novel. Score. (Moskva: Sovetskii kompozitor, 1974) 337 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections g.1594.dd.

Anna Karenina: liricheskie stseny ... Perelozhenie dlia fortepiano avtora = Anna Karenina: lyric scenes. Piano reduction by the composer. (Moskva: Izdatel’stvo “Muzyka”, 1974) 118 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections g.1594.v.

Anna Karenina: romanticheskaia muzyka, dlia bol’shogo simfonicheskogo orkestra. Partitura = Romantic music, for full symphony orchestra. Score. (Moskva: Sovetskii kompozitor, 1974) 113 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections g.1593.q.(2)

Iain Hamilton opera

Anna Karenina: an opera in three acts. Libretto by the composer based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Vocal score. (Reproduction of the composer’s manuscript.) (Bryn Mawr, Pa: Theodore Presser Co, [1979]) 362 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections G.1274.q.                   
                     Lending Collection, Music W89/8219 DSC

Jenő Hubay opera

Anna Karenina: opera 3 felvonásban, 4 képben / szövegét irták Góth Sándor és Gábor Andor ... =  Oper in 3 Aufzügen, vier Bildern / von Alex Góth und A. Gábor ; Deutsch von Hans Liebstoeck ... Op. 112. Klavierauszug von A. Szikla. [Vocal score.] (Wien, New York: Universal - Edition A.G, 1922)
BL shelfmark: Music Collections G.688.a

Vorspiel zum iv. Bild aus der Oper Anna Karenina. [Orchestral score.] (Wien: Universal - Edition, 1932)
BL shelfmark: Music Collections h.1509.yy (6.)

Igino Robbiani opera

Anna Karénina: dramma lirico in tre atti e cinque quadri. Da una "pièce" di Edmond Guiraud tratta dal romanzo di Leone Tolstoi. Riduzione lirica italiana e musica di I. Robbiani. Riduzione per canto e pianoforte di Raffaele delli Ponti. (Milano: Carisch, 1947) 282 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1324

Kreutzer Sonata, The / Kрейцерова соната

Leoš Janaček, String quartet No. 1

1. smyčcový kvartet, etc. Pro dvoje housle, violu a violoncello. (Z podnêtu L. N. Tolstého "Kreutzerovy Sonaty".) 2. revidované vydání. (Praha: Hudební matice umělecké besedy, 1945) 47 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections c.140.t.(7.)                           
                      Another copy: c.145.a.(2.) 

1. quartetto d’archi: ispirato dalla ’Sonata di Kreutzer’ de L.N. Tolstoï. (Prague: Supraphon/Artia, c1953) 4 parts.
BL shelfmark: Lending Collection, Music W89/1063 DSC

1. smyčcový kvartet … (inspired by Tolstoy's Kreutzer Sonata) / rev. M. Skampa. ([S.l.]: Supraphon/Artia, 1975, c1953)
BL shelfmark: Lending Collection, Music W89/1610

Smyčcový kvartet č. 1: z podnětu L.N. Tolstého Kreutzerovy sonáty / Leoš Janáček ; [editoři, Leoš Faltus a Miloš Štědroň.] (Praha : Editio Bärenreiter Praha, 2000) 1 score (xviii, 52 p.) + 4 parts.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections G.1087.v./E/3

String quartet No. 1 inspired by L.N. Tolstoy’s ’Kreutzer Sonata’. ([S.l.]: Baerenreiter, 2000) Full score & 4 parts.
BL shelfmark: Lending Collection, Music H06/3155 DSC 

Resurrection / Воскресение

Franco Alfano opera

Risurrezione: dramma in quattro atti / tratto dal romanzo di Leone Tolstoi; parole di Cesare Hanau ; musica di Frank Alfano. Opera completa per canto e pianoforte; riduzione di Carlo Carignani. (Milano ... Londra, etc : G. Ricordi & C., c1904) 1 score (358 p.)
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1341.h.

[Risurrezione. French] Résurrection: drame en quatre actes tiré du roman de Léon Tolstoï / paroles de César Hanau; traduction française de M. Paul Ferrier; musique de Frank Alfano. Partition complète chant et piano. (Milan : G. Ricordi & C., c1906) 1 score (201 p.) 
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1341.i.

Risurrezione [Opera. Score]. (Milano : G. Ricordi & C., [1910]) 4 vol.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections I.502.c.

Risurrezione: dramma in quattro atti / tratto dal romanzo di L. Tolstoi; parole di Cesare Hanau ... Opera completa per canto e pianoforte, riduzione di Carlo Carignani. Nuova edizione. (Milano, etc : G. Ricordi & C., 1910) 
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1341.c

Risurrezione: drama in 4 acts / reduction for voice & piano by C. Carignani. New ed. [S.l.] : Ricordi, C. 1905-1910 (Repr.1976). Vocal score. Italian text.
BL shelfmark: Lending Collection, Music: H03/5356 DSC

Ján Cikker opera

Vzkriesenie: opera v troch dejstvách (šiestich obrazoch a troch intermezzách): libreto podl’a románu L.N. Tolstého napísal skladatel’. Klavírny výt’ah = Auferstehung: Oper in drei Akten (sechs Bildern und drei Intermezzos): Libretto nach dem Roman Leo N. Tolstoi vom Komponisten. Deutsche Übersetzung von Paul Friedrich. Klavierauszug. Slovak & German. (Bratislava : Slovenský hudobný fond, 1961) 350 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections: F.1373.ii.

Albert Roussel symphonic prelude

Résurrection: prélude symphonique d’après le roman de Tolstoi. Op. 4. Réduction pour le piano par l’auteur. (Paris : Rouart, Lerolle & cie, [1905?]) 15 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections h.3981.e.(4.)                    
                    Lending Collection, Music W88/3916 DSC

The Tale of Ivan the Jester and his Two Brothers / Сказка об Иване-Дураке

Otakar Ostrčil musical play

Honzovo královstvi: hudební hra o 7 obrazech. Slova (podle L. Tolstého) Jiří Mařánek. Klavírní výtah Karel Šolc. (Praha : Hudební matice, 1950)
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1884.a.

War and Peace / Война и мир

Louis Durey cantata

La Guerre et la paix. Op. 57. Pour chœur mixte à quatre voix. Poème de Jean Freville [Choral score] (Paris: Le Chant du monde, [1969]). 7 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1199.x.(11.)

Alexander Nemtin symphony

Vtoraia simfoniia "Voina i mir" = Second Symphony "War and peace", for full symphony orchestra & organ. ([S.l.] : Soviet Composer, 1988) Full score.
BL shelfmark: Lending Collection, Music H04/1805

Viacheslav Ovchinnikov film music

Voina i mir: muzyka k kinoėpopee po romanu L.N. Tolstogo: dlia bol'shogo simfonicheskogo orkestra. (Moskva : Sovetskii kompozitor, 1985) 507 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections f.708.s                   
                    Lending Collection ; Music ; H02/688

Sergei Prokofiev opera

Voina i mir: opera v trinadtsati kartinakh, po romanu L'va Tolstogo / libretto S. Prokof'eva i M. Mendel'son- Prokof'evoi. Soch.91; tom podgotovil D.D. Shostakovich. Partitura. (Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal’noe izdatel’stvo, 1958) 3 tom. (S. Prokof'ev: Sobranie sochinenii. tom 6a, b, v.) 
BL shelfmark: Music Collections G.1095.i.

Voina i mir / perelozhenie dlia peniia s fortep'iano L. T. Atovm'iana. Soch.91; tom podgotovil D.D. Shostakovich. (Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe muzykal’noe izdatel’stvo, 1958) 2 tom. (S.Prokof'ev: Sobranie sochinenii. tom 7a, b.)
BL shelfmark: Music Collections G.1095.h.

[Voina i mir] Four Choruses from the Opera "War and Peace" / Russian lyrics by Mira Mendelssohn and S. Prokofieff ; English setting by Elaine de Sinçay ; edited by Hugh Ross. Part i. (a) So they came ... S. A. T. B. (b) Brothers, we must go ... T. T. B. B. Part ii. (a) On this somber Night ... S. A. T. B. (b) The Time is near ... S. A. T. B. (New York: Russian-American Music Publishers, 1946)
BL shelfmark: Music Collections F.1744.g.(27.)

[Voina i mir] Izbrannye otryvki iz opery Voina i mir. Perelozhenie dlia fortepiano. ([S.l.]: Russian State Music, 1963)
BL shelfmark: Lending Collection, Music W89/9371

What men live by / Чем люди живы

Bohuslav Martinů opera-pastoral

What men live by = Wovon die Menschen leben. Opera-pastoral in one act adapted from Leo Tolstoï ... Vocal score, etc. (London : Hawkes & Son, [1953]) 60 p.
BL shelfmark: Music Collections G.1342.b.(2.)

Further information

One of the fullest lists of musical adaptations of Tolstoy's works is on a Russian webpage Произведения Л.Толстого в музыке (Tolstoy's works in music).

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