Alexander Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony

  • in 7 songs (1923)
  • 4 3 4 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, cel, harm, str
  • Duration: 45’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    baritone
  • Instrumentation details:
    1. flute
    2. flute
    3. flute (+1. picc)
    4. flute (+2. picc)
    1. oboe
    2. oboe
    3. oboe (+ c.a)
    1. clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    2. clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    3. clarinet in A (+cl(Bb)
    cl(Eb))
    bass clarinet in B
    1. bassoon
    2. bassoon
    3. bassoon (+ cbsn.)
    1. horn in F
    2. horn in F
    3. horn in F
    4. horn in F
    1. trumpet in C
    2. trumpet in C
    3. trumpet in C
    1. trombone
    2. trombone
    3. trombone
    bass tuba
    timpani
    perc (3)
    harp
    celesta
    harmonium
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Alexander Zemlinsky
  • Text author: Rabindranath Tagore
  • Translator: Hans Effenberger
  • Table of contents:
    Vorwort - Texte
    Preface - Texts
    Préface - Textes
    I. Langsam - mit ernst-leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
    II. Lebhaft
    III. Von hier ab plötzlich breiter
    IV. Langsam
    V. Feurig und kraftvoll
    VI. Sehr mäßige Viertel
    VII. Molto adagio äußerst langsam und seelenvoll

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World première

Location:
Prag (CZ)
Date:
04.06.1924

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