Historia von D. Johann Fausten

(The History of D. Johann Faustus)

Alfred Schnittke

Year

1991/1994


Duration

full evening


Instrumentation

solo voices, narrator, mixed chorus, ballet - 3(=2picc,afl).3(=corA).3(=2Ebcl,bcl,asax,barsax).3(=dbn) - 4.4.4.1 - 6perc-egtr-bgtr-cel-pft-hpsd-org-2synth - strgs - historical instruments


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Premiere

Hamburg, Germany, Hamburgische Staatsoper, 22 June 1995: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Gerd Albrecht (cond.), John Dew (dir.)


Publisher

Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski


Comment

Opera in 3 acts, a prologue and an epilogue by Jörg Morgener and Alfred Schnittke based on the likenamed book published by Johann Spies in 1587 (in German, the third act also in a Russian version by Victor Schnittke). Electronic music by Andrei Schnittke.


Source

composer catalog (Sikorski);