Gottfried von Einem: Dantons Tod

  • Opera in two acts (1944/1946)
  • 4 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc, str
  • Duration: 90’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    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
    bass tuba
    timpani
    percussion
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    double bass
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Gottfried von Einem
  • Librettist: Boris BlacherGottfried von Einem
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Georg Büchner
  • Translator: Giulio Cogni
  • Dedication: Boris Blacher gewidmet

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World première

Location:
Salzburg (AT)
Date:
06.08.1947
Conductor:
Ferencs Fricsay

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