Gottfried von Einem: Hunyady László

Gottfried von Einem Hunyady László
Hunyady László

Gottfried von Einem: Hunyady László

Opus:
op.59
Year of composition:
1981
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Gottfried von Einem
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 0 - timp, perc, str
Instrumentation details:
piccolo
flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
timpani
percussion(2)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
Commission:
Komponiert im Auftrag der Philharmonia Hungarica, Marl, anläßlich ihres 25-jährigen Bestehens
Duration:
16’
Dedication:
Apam Emlekére 15.VII.1876–18.III.1927
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Work introduction

Count László Hunyady was the biological father of Gottfried von Einem, who only met him twice as a child. It is from him that Gottfried von Einem inherited his musical talent. It was not until long after the Count died – in spectacular circumstances while hunting big game in Africa in 1927 – that von Einem felt an affinity with his father and composed this orchestral piece in his memory in the early 1980s.

World première

Location:
Villach
Date:
09.07.1982
Orchestra:
Philharmonia Hungarica
Conductor:
Uriel Segal

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