Alexander Zemlinsky: Eine florentinische Tragödie (arranged by: Roland Freisitzer)

Alexander Zemlinsky Eine florentinische Tragödie
Eine florentinische Tragödie

Alexander Zemlinsky: Eine florentinische Tragödie (arranged by: Roland Freisitzer)

Opus:
op. 16
Year of composition:
1916
Scored for:
for soli and ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer:
Alexander Zemlinsky
Arranger:
Roland Freisitzer (2015)
Librettist:
Max Meyerfeld
Writer of pre-existing text:
Oscar Wilde
Instrumentation:
1 1 3 1 - 2 1 1 0 - timp, perc(2), cel, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)): bass clarinet in Bb
bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
trumpet in C
trombone
timpani
percussion(2)
piano
celesta
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass (solo strings or string section)
Scenery:
1
Duration:
60’
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Work introduction

In keeping with the chamber drama character of the material, Roland Freisitzer has also arranged a chamber version of the opera. This chamber version makes do with just 20 instruments (optionally with string sections). Such a radical reduction of the orchestra called for significant alterations to the work so that, by changing and re-weighting the instrumentation, the absence of certain instruments in the score is not seen as a shortcoming but rather as a means of bringing Zemlinsky’s superb harmonic ideas to the fore once again. All of which makes for riveting chamber music theatre!

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Eine florentinische Tragödie

Alexander Zemlinsky: Eine florentinische Tragödie

full score
for soli and ensemble or chamber orchestra , 60’
Instr.: 1 1 3 1 - 2 1 1 0 - timp, perc(2), cel, pno, str

World première

Location:
Musikverein, Brahms-Saal, Wien (AT)
Date:
11.05.2015
Orchestra:
Ensemble Kontrapunkte
Conductor:
Peter Keuschnig
Main soloists:
Alda Caiello, Dietmar Kerschbaum, Steven Scheschareg

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