Universal Edition - Ernst Krenek – Der Diktator

Ernst Krenek
Der Diktator

Opus: op. 49
Year of composition: 1926
Subtitle: Tragische Oper in 1 Akt (2 Bildern)
Composer: Ernst Krenek
Librettist: Ernst Krenek
Parts: The dictator ... baritone
Charlotte ... soprano
The officer ... tenor
Maria ... soprano
four silent roles
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 - 1 1 1 0 - timp, perc, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
horn in F
trumpet in C
violin I
violin II
double bass
Scenery: 2
Remarks: Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich:
Duration: 35′
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Der Diktator, op. 49

World Première

Location: Wiesbaden / Germany
Date: 1928

Work Introduction

Even when he was young, Ernst Krenek was a highly political person who displayed an astonishing maturity in his way of thinking and also in his works. Three years after Hitler’s unsuccessful putsch in Munich and two years after Mussolini gained a two-thirds majority in the Italian parliament, Krenek composed a one-act opera for which he wrote his own libretto that urgently highlights the dangers of fascism. Der Diktator is a tragic opera that predicted the tragedy of National Socialist dictatorship.

Libretto – Three One Act Operas - Der Diktator, Das geheime Königreich, Schwergewicht

  • Edition type: libretto
  • UE9535
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2196-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06945-1
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piano reduction - Der Diktator

Der Diktator
  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • Language: German

score - Der Diktator

Der Diktator
  • Edition type: score

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