Bohuslav Martinů: The Greek Passion

  • Music drama in 4 acts (1957)
  • 1st version (London version)
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(3), hp, cemb, str - on the stage: rec, cl, acc, vln(1)
  • Duration: 130’
  • 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)
  • Composer: Bohuslav Martinů
  • Librettist: Bohuslav Martinů
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Piano reduction: Karl Heinz FüsslAdam Klemens
  • Adaptation: Aleš Brezina
  • Editor: Aleš Brezina
  • Original language: English
  • Translator: Brian LargeNicola Raab Mag.
  • Dedication: Paul Sacher, Graf Herbert Otto Teo

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The Greek Passion
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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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