Kurt Weill: The Protagonist

Kurt Weill The Protagonist
The Protagonist

Kurt Weill: The Protagonist

Opus:
op. 15
Year of composition:
1925
Subtitle:
One-act opera
Version:
based on the text of the Kurt Weill Edition
Composer:
Kurt Weill
Editor:
Jürgen Selk; Gunther Diehl
Text author:
Georg Kaiser
Original language:
German
Translator:
Lionel Salter
Piano reduction:
Erwin Stein
Roles:
The Protagonist, tenor His Sister, soprano A Young Gentleman, baritone The Duke's Majordomo, tenor The Innkeeper, bass The 1st Player, bass The 2nd Player, baritone The 3rd Player, alto The Duke's Eight Musicians (stage music)
Instrumentation:
2 2 4 2 - 3 2 3 0 - timp, perc(3), str - stage music (musicians from the orchestra): fl(2), cl(2), bsn(2), tpt(2)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bass clarinet in Bb
2nd bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
timpani
percussion (3 players): triangle, tambourine, tenor drum, wood block, snare drum, tam-tam, cymbals, gong (low), bass drum, glockenspiel, bellspno, xylophone, celesta
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
stage music (musicians from the orchestra): 1st flute
2nd flute
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
Remarks:
based on the text of the critically edited full score, Kurt Weill Edition, Ser. I, Vol. 1
Duration:
75’
Dedication:
Für Lotte Lenya
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