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Bohuslav Martinu

Bohuslav Martinu
The Greek Passion

Year of composition: 1957
Subtitle: Music drama in 4 acts
Version: 1st version (London version)
Composer: Bohuslav Martinu
Edited by: Aleš Brezina
Text Source: "Christ Recrucified"
Librettist: Bohuslav Martinu
Original Language: Englisch
Translator: Nicola Raab Mag.; Brian Large
Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(3), hp, cemb, str - on the stage: rec, cl, acc, vln(1)
Instrumentation details:
1. flute
2. flute
3. flute (+ picc.)
1. oboe
2. oboe
3. oboe (+ c.a.)
1. clarinet in B
2. clarinet in B
3. clarinet in B
1. bassoon
2. bassoon
3. bassoon
1. horn in F
2. horn in F
3. horn in F
4. horn in F
1. trumpet in C
2. trumpet in C
3. trumpet in C
1. trombone
2. trombone
3. trombone
tuba
timpani (2)
perc (min. 3 player)
harp
hpsd
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
music on stage: descant recorder (+ Arecorder
tubalfl)
clarinet in C
accordion
violin (1)
Duration: 130′
Dedication: Paul Sacher, Graf Herbert Otto Teo
 
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The Greek Passion,

World Première

Location: Festspielhaus Bregenz / Austria
Date: 20.07.1999
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
Choir: Kammerchor Moskau
Conductor: Ulf Schirmer
Scenery: David Pountney
Main Soloists: Esa Ruuttunen - Priester Grigoris, Christopher Ventris - Manolios, John Daszak - Yannakos, Adrian Clarke - Kostandis, Douglas Nasrawi - Panait, Nina Stemme - Katerina, Jonas Kaufmann - Nikolio, Anat Efraty - Lenio, Richard Angas - Captain, Eglis Silins -
Remarks: Urauführung der Erstfassung

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