Cristóbal Halffter: La del alba sería ...

Cristóbal Halffter La del alba sería ...
La del alba sería ...

Cristóbal Halffter: La del alba sería ...

Year of composition:
1997
Subtitle:
Fragments from the opera "Don Quijote"
Scored for:
for soli, mixed choir and orchestra
Composer:
Cristóbal Halffter
Text source:
based on Miguel de Cervantes and other spanish poets after a scenic idea by Cristóbal Halffter
Text adapter:
Andrés Amorós
Roles:
Dulcinea, soprano Aldonza, soprano Cervantes, baritone
Choir:
SATB
Instrumentation:
4 4 4 4 - 6 4 4 1 - perc(4), hp, cemb, str(16 14 12 10 8); on stage ad lib: tpt(3), tbn(3)
Instrumentation details:
1st piccolo (+3. flute)
2nd piccolo
1st flute
2nd flute (+alto fl)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
4th clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
4th bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
5th horn in F
6th horn in F
1st trumpet in C (+picc.tpt)
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
4th trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone (+bass tuba)
bass tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
harp
hpsd
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
on stage ad lib: 1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
Commission:
Fragmente aus der im Auftrag der Caja Duero komponierten Oper "Don Quijote"
Duration:
35–40'
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Work introduction

The hero comes from nature, but the myth arises from the fantasy of humans: – … presenting these two symbolised values and analysing their validity in our time, that is … the true nature ... of my work.

Cristóbal Halffter

World première

Location:
Lissabon
Date:
31.05.1998
Orchestra:
Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León
Conductor:
Pedro Halffter Caro

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