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Universal Edition - Alexander Zemlinsky – The Mermaid

Alexander Zemlinsky

Alexander Zemlinsky
The Mermaid

Year of composition: 1903
Subtitle: Fantasy
Version: New critical edition by Antony Beaumont
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Alexander Zemlinsky
Edited by: Antony Beaumont
Instrumentation: 4 3 4 3 - 6 3 4 1 - timp, perc(2), hp(2), str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+2ndpicc)
4th flute (+1stpicc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
2nd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
5th horn in F
6th horn in F
1st trumpet in F
2nd trumpet in F
3rd trumpet in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone
bass tuba
timpani
percussion(2)
1st harp
2nd harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
Duration: 47′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Die Seejungfrau

World Première

Location: Internationales Congress Center Dresden / Germany
Date: 27.01.2013
Orchestra: Dresdner Philharmonie
Conductor: Markus Poschner

Work Introduction

Zemlinsky structured the score of The Mermaid in three parts. In the new critical edition, scheduled for publication in 2013, two versions of Part II appear side by side: the original version (with the rediscovered episode of the Mer-witch) builds to a wild climax, bordering on hysteria, and disrupts the formal balance of the work. The revised version, on the other hand, passes elegantly over the agony and ecstasy of Andersen’s fairy tale, as if to say, “The rest is silence”.

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Study score – The Mermaid

'Only music can resolve those mysteries of the mind which often kindle in the human soul.' (Hans Christian Andersen, 1831)

  • for large orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Edition info: Based on the new Critical Edition by Antony Beaumont.
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • UE35541
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7333-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08663-2
EUR 49,95

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The Mermaid

Future Performances

01.04.2017
Location: Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu, HI (USA), Orchestra: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: JoAnn Falletta


02.04.2017
Location: Blaisdell Concert Hall, Honolulu, HI (USA), Orchestra: Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: JoAnn Falletta


27.04.2017
Location: Benaroya Hall, Seattle (USA), Orchestra: Seattle Symphony , Conductor: Ludovic Morlot


29.04.2017
Location: Benaroya Hall, Seattle (USA), Orchestra: Seattle Symphony , Conductor: Ludovic Morlot


18.05.2017
Location: Großes Haus, Kassel (D), Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt, Conductor: Patrik Ringborg

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