Roman Haubenstock-Ramati: Amerika

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati Amerika
Amerika

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati: Amerika

Year of composition:
1962/1964
Subtitle:
Opera in 2 parts
Version:
revised version
Composer:
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
Text adapter:
Max Brod
Librettist:
Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
Writer of pre-existing text:
Franz Kafka
Choir:
4S 4A 4T 4B
Instrumentation:
3 2 2 2 - 4 4 3 1 - perc(4), cel, harm, pno, vib, mar, mand, vln(16), vla(8), vc(6), cb(4)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+picc)
2nd flute (+picc)
3rd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in C
2nd clarinet in C
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F (only recordings)
4th horn in F (only recordings)
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
4th trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone (only recordings)
tuba (only recordings)
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
vibraphone (+glsp)
marimba (+xylorimba)
celesta
harmonium
piano
mandolin
violin(2)
violin(2)
violin(2)
violin(2)
violin(2)
violin(2)
violin(2)
violin(2)
viola(2)
viola(2)
viola(2)
viola(2)
violoncello(2)
violoncello(2)
violoncello(2)
double bass(2)
double bass(2)
Commission:
Kompositionsauftrag der deutschen Oper Berlin
Duration:
150’
Dedication:
Dem Andenken meiner Eltern
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World première

Location:
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Date:
08.10.1966
Conductor:
Bruno Maderna
Main soloists:
Karl Ernst Mercker - Karl, Catherine Gayer - Klara/Therese, Patricia Johnson - Brunelda, Alice Oelke, Ernst Krukowski, Otto Heuer, Barry McDaniel, Klaus Lang, Walter Dicks, Fritz Hoppe

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