Béla Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin

  • op. 19 / Sz. 73
  • Pantomime in 1 act (1918-1924)
  • stage version
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(6), hp, cel, pno, org, str
  • Duration: 30’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    cl(Eb))
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)
    bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F (+t.tuba)
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F (+t.tuba)
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    bass tuba
    timpani
    percussion (6 players): xylophone (+tr), cymbal, tam-tam, snare drum, tenor drum, bass drum
    celesta
    harp
    piano
    organ
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Béla Bartók
  • Librettist: Menyhért Lengyel
  • Editor: Peter Bartók
  • Table of contents:
    Der wunderbare Mandarin - Pantomime in einem Akt op. 19

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World première

Location:
Opernhaus, Köln (DE)
Date:
27.11.1926
Conductor:
Jenö Szenkár

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