Das Floß der Medusa

Hans Werner Henze

Year

1968, rev. 1990


Duration

70'


Instrumentation

soprano, baritone, speaker, chorus, children's chorus - 4(I-II=picc, III-IV=afl).4(II=obda, III=corA, IV=heck).4(II=Ebcl, III=acl/bsthn, IV=bcl).ssax.tsax.3(III=dbn) - 4.Dtpt.2btpt.atrbn.ttrbn.btrbn.aoficl/bomb/tuba in F.Wtba.btuba.cbtuba - timp-5perc-pft-eorg-2hrp-egtr-bgtr - 12.0.8.6.4


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Ernst Schnabel


Dedication

In memoriam Ernesto Guevara


Commission

Norddeutscher Rundfunk


Premiere

first broadcast: Hamburg, Germany, 9 December 1968: Edda Moser, soprano / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone / Charles Regnier, speaker / Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the NDR, Hans Werner Henze (cond.)
premiere: Vienna, Austria, 29 January 1971: Edda Moser, soprano / William Pearson, baritone / Helmut Janatsch, speaker / Chorus and Symphony Orchestra of the ORF, Miltiades Caridis (cond.)
scenic premiere: Nuremberg, Germany, 15 April 1972: Städtische Bühnen Nürnberg, Hans Gierster (cond.)


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

composer homepage; Schott website;