Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Die Hamletmaschine

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
Die Hamletmaschine

Year of composition: 1983-1986
Subtitle: Opera in 5 parts
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Librettist: Wolfgang Rihm
Parts: Hamlet I (aged actor)
Hamlet II (young actor)
Hamlet III (baritone)
Ophelia (Wagnerian soprano)
3 Ophelia-Doubles: Marx, Lenin, Mao - 3 "naked women", "voices from the casket" (1st very high soprano, 2nd soprano and 3rd mezzo-soprano)
4 laughing people (2 women, 2 men)
3 screaming people (men)
some silent parts
Choir: SATB (auch Sprechchor): mind. 12S, 12A, 12T, 12B
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(6), pno, str(14 12 10 8 6)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute(1) (+picc)
2nd flute(1) (+picc)
1st oboe(1) (+bass cl)
2nd oboe(1) (+c.a)
1st clarinet in A(1) (+cl(Eb))
2nd clarinet in A(1) (+bass cl(Bb)
1st bassoon(1)
2nd bassoon(1) (+cbsn)
1st horn in F(1)
2nd horn in F(1)
3rd horn in F(1)
4th horn in F(1)
1st trumpet in C(1)
2nd trumpet in C(1)
3rd trumpet(1) (+trumpet, high)
1st trombone(1) (+bass tpt)
2nd trombone(1)
3rd trombone(1)
contrabass tuba(1)
1st percussion(2)
2nd percussion(2)
3rd percussion(2)
violin I(14)
violin II(12)
double bass(6)
Duration: 90′
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World Première

Location: Nationaltheater Mannheim / Germany
Date: 30.03.1987
Orchestra: Orchester des Nationaltheaters
Choir: Chor des Nationaltheaters
Conductor: Peter Schneider
Scenery: Friedrich Meyer-Oertel
Main Soloists: Kurt Müller-Graf - Hamlet I, Rudolf Kowalski - Hamlet II, Johannes M. Kösters - Hamlet III, Gabriele Schnaut - Ophelia

Score – Die Hamletmaschine

  • Edition type: score
  • UE18660
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-5388-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-04161-7
EUR 87,50

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