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Universal Edition - Rolf Liebermann – Die Schule der Frauen

Rolf Liebermann

Rolf Liebermann
Die Schule der Frauen

Year of composition: 1954/1955
Year of arrangement: 1957
Subtitle: Opera buffa in 3 acts
Version: extended version
Composer: Rolf Liebermann
Arranger: Heinrich Strobel
Text Source: Komödie "L'école des femmes"
Librettist: Heinrich Strobel
Translator: Elisabeth Montagu; Hans Weigel; Pierre Angel
Parts: Poquelin, baritone
Arnolphe, bass-baritone
Agnes, coloratura soprano (Soubrette)
Horace, tenor
Georgette, alto
Oronte, bass
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 - timp, perc, hpsd, str - in the auditorium (ad lib.): 0 0 2 1 - 2 1 1 1 - behind the scene: hn
Instrumentation details:

Scenery: 1
Duration: 90′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Die Schule der Frauen,

World Première

Location: Salzburg / Austria
Date: 17.08.1957
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: George Szell
Scenery: Oscar Fritz Schuh
Main Soloists: Anneliese Rothenberger - Agnes; Christa Ludwig - Georgette, Kurt Böhme - Arnolphe; Walter Berry - Poquelin; Nicolai Gedda - Horace; Alois Pernerstorfer - Oronte; Frank Pelleg, hpsd

Work Introduction

The storyline of Rolf Liebermann’s the 3-act opera buffa Die Schule der Frauen (1954–55), based on a libretto by Heinrich Strobel, was inspired by the French theatrical comedy L’école des femmes by Molière. Molière himself (alias Poquelin) directs the action in this comedy, commenting on the modern staging of his creation, intervening where necessary and even slipping into the role of a minor character. Liebermann’s music has an astonishing vitality and fusion of baroque motor rhythms and counterpoint, of expansive late-romantic melodiousness and harmony interwoven with dodecaphony.

Libretto – Die Schule der Frauen (The School of Women)

  • Edition type: libretto
  • UE12718
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2210-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-06999-4
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