Orpheus

Eine Geschichte in sechs Szenen (zwei Akten) von Edward Bond

Hans Werner Henze

Year

1978, rev. 1986


Duration

110'


Instrumentation

2(I=picc,afl, II=picc,bfl(ampl.)).3(I=obda, II=corA, III=heck).2(I=Ebcl, II=Ebcl,bcl,dbcl).ssax(=asax, tsax, barsax, bcl).2(I-II=dbn) - 6.3.3.1 - 4perc-hrp-pft-cel-hpsd-org-gtr - 9.0.4.4.3; on the stage (for dancers): 3rec, percussion, toy pipe, bird calls, flexatone; behind the stage: ob, corA, heck, ssax, perc, hrp, gtr; under the stage: perc


Genre

Dance/Ballet Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Edward Bond


Commission

Württembergische Staatstheater Stuttgart


Premiere

Stuttgart, Germany, Württembergische Staatsoper, 17 March 1979: Waldemar Nelsson (cond.) / William Forsythe, choreography


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Comment

Also exists in a version for smaller orchestra (Wiener Fassung) - premiere: Vienna, Austria, Staatsoper, 20 June 1986: Ulf Schirmer (cond.) / Ruth Berghaus, choreography.


Source

composer homepage; Schott website;