Cristóbal Halffter: Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles

Cristóbal Halffter Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles
Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles

Cristóbal Halffter: Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles

Year of composition:
1975
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Cristóbal Halffter
Instrumentation:
4 4 4 4 - 6 4 4 1 - perc(5), hp(2), e.org, str
Instrumentation details:
1. flute
2. flute
3. flute (+picc.)
4. flute (+picc.)
1. oboe
2. oboe
3. oboe
4. oboe
1. clarinet in B
2. clarinet in B
3. clarinet in Eb
bass clarinet
1. bassoon
2. bassoon
3. bassoon
4. bassoon
1. horn in F
2. horn in F
3. horn in F
4. horn in F
5. horn in F
6. horn in F
1. trumpet in C
2. trumpet in C
3. trumpet in C
4. trumpet in C
1. trombone
2. trombone
3. trombone
4. trombone
tuba
1. perc
2. perc
3. perc
4. perc
5. perc
1. harp
2. harp
electro-organ
violin I (16)
violin II (14)
viola (12)
violoncello (10)
contrabass (8)
Table of contents:
Antonio Machado: Exilio
Federico Garcia Lorca: Sangre
Miguel Hernandez: Carcel
Commission:
á mis hijos Alonso, Maria y Pedro
Duration:
30’
Dedication:
escrita por encargo de la Südwestfunk de Baden-Baden
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Work introduction

Elegías a la muerte de tres poetas españoles (Elegies on the death of three Spanish poets) was composed in summer 1975. Here, Halffter pays tribute to poets Antonio Machado, Miguel Hernandez and Federico Garcia Lorca, all of whom were victims of fascism and displacement. The composer’s hope that such events will never happen again are conveyed impressively through this music.

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World première

Location:
Baden-Baden
Date:
18.02.1976
Orchestra:
SWF-Sinfonieorchester
Conductor:
Cristóbal Halffter

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