Bohuslav Martinů: The Greek Passion

Bohuslav Martinů The Greek Passion
The Greek Passion

Bohuslav Martinů: The Greek Passion

Year of composition:
1957
Subtitle:
Music drama in 4 acts
Version:
1st version (London version)
Composer:
Bohuslav Martinů
Editor:
Aleš Brezina
Original language:
English
Translator:
Nicola Raab Mag. (10.01.2000); Brian Large
Librettist:
Bohuslav Martinů
Writer of pre-existing text:
Nikos Kazantzakis
Piano reduction:
Karl Heinz Füssl; Adam Klemens
Adaptation:
Aleš Brezina
Instrumentation:
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(3), hp, cemb, str - on the stage: rec, cl, acc, vln(1)
Instrumentation details:
1. flute
2. flute
3. flute (+ picc.)
1. oboe
2. oboe
3. oboe (+ c.a.)
1. clarinet in B
2. clarinet in B
3. clarinet in B
1. bassoon
2. bassoon
3. bassoon
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
tuba
timpani (2)
perc (min. 3 player)
harp
hpsd
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
music on stage: descant recorder (+ Arecorder
tubalfl)
clarinet in C
accordion
violin (1)
Duration:
130’
Dedication:
Paul Sacher, Graf Herbert Otto Teo
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The Greek Passion

Bohuslav Martinů: The Greek Passion

score
, 130’
Instr.: 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(3), hp, cemb, str - on the stage: rec, cl, acc, vln(1)

The Greek Passion

Bohuslav Martinů: The Greek Passion

piano reduction
, 130’
Instr.: 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(3), hp, cemb, str - on the stage: rec, cl, acc, vln(1)

World première

Location:
Festspielhaus, Bregenz (AT)
Date:
20.07.1999
Orchestra:
Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor:
Ulf Schirmer
Main soloists:
Esa Ruuttunen - Priester Grigoris, Christopher Ventris - Manolios, John Daszak - Yannakos, Adrian Clarke - Kostandis, Douglas Nasrawi - Panait, Nina Stemme - Katerina, Jonas Kaufmann - Nikolio, Anat Efraty - Lenio, Richard Angas - Captain, Eglis Silins -

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