Ernst Krenek: Der Sprung über den Schatten

Ernst Krenek Der Sprung über den Schatten
Der Sprung über den Schatten

Ernst Krenek: Der Sprung über den Schatten

Opus:
op. 17
Year of composition:
1923
Composer:
Ernst Krenek
Librettist:
Ernst Krenek (01.03.1924)
Choir:
SATB
Instrumentation details:
2·2·4·3 - 3·1·2·0 - timp., perc.(2), xyl. - bjo - str.
Scenery:
9
Remarks:
Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de
Duration:
95’
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Der Sprung über den Schatten
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Work introduction

The young Krenek was inspired by the proverb [approx. English equivalent: “A leopard cannot change its spots”] to create a drama which would prove the truth of the saying. Later on, he called the opera a “juvenile experiment” and thought that those who knew Jonny spielt auf [“Jonny Strikes Up”] would notice that Sprung was a preliminary study for it. In fact, there are noticeable traces of American popular music of the kind which, more prominently used, ensured that Jonny would be a worldwide success. For the most part, however, the score is comprised of atonal sections; it is also Krenek’s first attempt at writing a libretto.

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