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Universal Edition - Ernst Krenek – Schwergewicht oder Die Ehre der Nation

Ernst Krenek
Schwergewicht oder Die Ehre der Nation

Opus: op. 55
Year of composition: 1927
Subtitle: Burleske Operette in 1 Akt
Composer: Ernst Krenek
Librettist: Ernst Krenek
Translator: Richard Austin
Parts: Adam Ochsenschwanz, Baßbuffo / Evelyne, Sopran / Gaston, Tenor / Prof. Himmelhuber, Bariton / Anna Maria Himmelhuber, Mezzosopran / 2 kleinere Partien, 2 stumme Rollen
Instrumentation details:
2·2·2·2 - 0·2·2·0 - timp., perc.(4) - pno - bjo- str.
Scenery: 1
Remarks: Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de
Duration: 25′
 
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Schwergewicht oder Die Ehre der Nation ..., op. 55

World Première

Location: Wiesbaden / Germany
Date: 1928

Work Introduction

This fascinating, effervescent dance music came about from Krenek’s outrage over a statement by the German Ambassador to the U.S.A. when the boxer Max Schmeling was visiting, to the effect that prize-fighters were the true cultural envoys of the day. Krenek decided to expose the silly heroes of the modern era by way of music which, he hoped, would become a popular hit song. Heavyweight is also frequently performed as part of a trilogy, along with The Dictator and The Secret Kingdom.

Libretto – Schwergewicht oder die Ehre der Nation

  • Edition type: libretto
  • UE9475
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2195-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06944-4
EUR 9,95

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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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