Die Bassariden

Musikdrama in einem Akt von W.H.Auden und Chester Kallman

Hans Werner Henze

Year

1964-1965, rev. 1992


Duration

120'


Instrumentation

revised version (1992): solo voices, chorus - 4(III=picc, IV=picc,afl).2.2corA.4(III-IV=asax, IV=Ebcl).bcl(=asax,tsax).4(IV=dbn) - 6.4(IV=btpt).3.2 - 8perc-2hrp-2pft-cel - strgs - on the stage: 4hn, gtr, 2mand, 3 cow bells


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

W. H. Auden, Chester Kallman


Commission

Salzburger Festspiele


Premiere

Salzburg, Austria, Salzburger Festspiele, 6 August 1966: Christoph von Dohnányi (cond.) / Gustav Rudolf Sellner, staging


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

composer homepage; Schott website;