Universal Edition - Henri Pousseur – Votre Faust

Henri Pousseur

Henri Pousseur
Votre Faust

Year of composition: 1961/1968
Subtitle: Variable work in the operatic genre
Version: new version 1981
Composer: Henri Pousseur
Librettist: Henri Pousseur; Michel Butor
Original Language: Französisch
Translator: Helmut Scheffel
Parts: Sänger: Der Bassist / Die Altistin / Die Sopranistin / Der Tenor – Schauspieler: Der Theaterdirektor / Henri / Maggy / Die Sängerin / Die Schauspielerin
Instrumentation: 1 0 1 1 - 1 1 0 0 - perc, hp, pno, alto sax, vln, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
alto saxophone in Eb
horn in F
trumpet in C
loudspeaker in the hall
Scenery: 1 Grunddekoration mit Projektionen
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Votre Faust,

World Première

Location: Gelsenkirchen / Germany
Date: 13.03.1982

Work Introduction

As you already know, Votre Faust is not conventional opera. When Butor and I drafted the piece in the early 60s, we dreamt of a new form of theatre that would merge the characteristics of (modern) theatre and modern music, while at the same time approaching the baroque opera, the form of the operas of Brecht and Weill, the Japanese Noh and the théâtre de tréteaux, such as the l'Histoire du soldat – while still being completely different.

Excerpt from a letter from Henri Pousseur to Universal Edition on 6 November 1995

Miroir de Votre Faust (Caractères II)

  • for piano and soprano ad lib.
  • UE14254
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-4384-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06126-4
EUR 64,95

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