Friedrich Cerha: Der Rattenfänger

Friedrich Cerha Der Rattenfänger
Der Rattenfänger

Friedrich Cerha: Der Rattenfänger

Year of composition:
1984-1986/2003
Subtitle:
Opera in 2 parts
Composer:
Friedrich Cerha
Librettist:
Friedrich Cerha
Writer of pre-existing text:
Carl Zuckmayer
Instrumentation:
2 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - perc(5), hp, org, sop.sax, baritone, guit, str; stage orchestra: 1 1 0 1 - 0 3 3 0, perc(5), org, sop.sax(Bb), str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+picc)
2nd flute (+ picc
alto fl(G))
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais (+3rd ob)
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A
bass clarinet in Bb (+3rd cl(A))
soprano saxophone in Bb (+ alto sax(Eb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
baryton
bass tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
5th percussion
harp
organ
guitar (+ bass guit)
violin I(12)
violin II(10)
viola(8)
violoncello(8)
contrabass(6)
stage orchestra: piccolo
oboe
soprano saxophone in Bb
bassoon
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
organ
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
5th percussion
violin I(12)
violin II(8)
viola(8)
violoncello(6)
contrabass(4)
Scenery:
17 Szenen in 11 Bühnenbildern
Commission:
Steirischer Herbst Graz
Duration:
180’
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World première

Location:
Graz
Date:
26.09.1987
Orchestra:
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
Conductor:
Friedrich Cerha

Press reviews

As long as there are composers like Friedrich Cerha, we shouldn't be all that worried about the future of the genre; we need simply to take the few operas Cerha has produced and play them over and over again. (Gert Korentschnig, Kurier)

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