Manfred Gurlitt: Soldaten

Manfred Gurlitt Soldaten
Soldaten

Manfred Gurlitt: Soldaten

Year of composition:
1929/1930
Composer:
Manfred Gurlitt
Librettist:
Manfred Gurlitt
Writer of pre-existing text:
Reinhold Lenz
Choir:
SATB
Instrumentation details:
3·3·4·3 - 4·3·3·1 - timp., perc.(2) - hp., cel., pno. - str.
Scenery:
8
Duration:
120’
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Work introduction

Manfred Gurlitt had singled out Jakob Lenz’s Soldiers as a suitable subject for an opera some 35 years before Bernd A. Zimmermann. However, following a series of performances in the 1930s, his work was forgotten. Manfred Gurlitt was au fait with the opera repertoire and musical currents of his time and channelled all this knowledge into Soldiers. His moving, wonderfully cantabile music with almost impressionistic soundscapes ranges from gentle chamber pieces to romantic symphonic works.

World première

Location:
Düsseldorf
Date:
09.11.1930
Conductor:
Jascha Horenstein

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