Theodor Berger: Legende vom Prinzen Eugen

Theodor Berger Legende vom Prinzen Eugen
Legende vom Prinzen Eugen

Theodor Berger: Legende vom Prinzen Eugen

Opus:
op. 11
Year of composition:
1942
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Theodor Berger
Instrumentation details:
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc - str
Duration:
10’
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Legende vom Prinzen Eugen
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Work introduction

Every Austrian knows this folkloric air; Berger returned to it at a time when the Austrian state no longer existed. Thus this choice of theme can be interpreted as a protest against the Nazi regime in Germany, which assimilated Austria in the 1938 Anschluss. The composer presents the folksong and it multitudinous facets using many different tempi, variations and fragments up to the triumphal entry celebrating the song as the composition concludes.

World première

Location:
Wien
Date:
30.11.1941
Orchestra:
Münchner Philharmoniker
Conductor:
Oswald Kabasta

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