General information
Title CZŠach králi
Subtitle CZjazzový balet o 1 dějství
Title ENCheck to the King
Subtitle ENjazz-ballet in 1 act
Title DESchach dem König
Subtitle DEJazz-Ballett in einem Aufzug
Title FRÉchec au Roi [auth.]
Subtitle FRballet en 1 acte [auth.]
CategoryStage Works and Film Music
Halbreich number186
Parts of the composition (movements)1. Allegro vivo; 2. Poco allegro - Moderato - Allegro marcia; 3. Valse - Boston; 4. Allegro; 5. Allegro moderato; 6. Blues; 7. Allegro; 8. Finale (Allegro vivo)
Durata27' 30''
Instruments2222-2230-Timp-Batt(GC-Ptti-Tamb mil/picc-Tbrino-Trgl)-Pf-Archi-Sp-A(alt - ad lib.)
Place of compositionParis
Year of origin1930
Initiation of composition10. 01. 1930
Completion of composition17. 02. 1930
First performance
Performer Ogoun, Luboš
Štolfa, Vojtěch
Štych, Jan
Date of the first performance11. 04. 1980
Location of the first performanceBrno, National Theatre (Národní divadlo)
Note on the first performanceJan Štych (cond.), Luboš Ogoun (choreography), Vojtěch Štolfa (scenography)
Ensemble Národní divadlo Brno
Autograph deposition
Note on the autograph depostitionAutograph piano reduction held by the Czech Museum of Music. *** Facsimile of the autograph score located at the Éditions Max Eschig in Paris and at the Bohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička.
CopyrightÉditions Max Eschig, Paris
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References Related writings
Documents in the Library
Note Libretto/synopsis (in French) by André Coeuroy.
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