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Friedrich Cerha: Baal

  • Bühnenwerk in 2 Teilen (1974-1980)
  • 2 3 3 3 - 4 3 4 1, timp, perc(4), hp, acc, e-org, sax(2), guit, str(12 10 8 8 6); behind the scene: picc(2), cl(2), bass cl, alto sax, cbsn, jazz tpt, tbn, perc(1), acc, org, cb
  • Duration: 195’
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A
    3rd clarinet in A
    soprano saxophone in Bb (+alto sax(Eb))
    alto saxophone in Eb (+t.sax(Bb))
    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 (+flhn)
    1st trombone (
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    4th trombone
    1st timpani
    2nd timpani
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
    5th percussion

    violin I(12)
    violin II(10)
    cont.aind the scene: 1st piccolo
    2nd piccolo
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A
    bass clarinet in Bb
    alto saxophone in Eb
    trumpet in Bb
  • Roles: Baal, baritone Ekart, bass Johannes, tenor Emilie, mezzo-soprano Johanna, soprano Sophie, soprano several small parts: soprano, alto, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, basses, 2 speaking parts
  • Composer: Friedrich Cerha
  • Librettist: Friedrich Cerha
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Bertolt Brecht
  • Commission: Bundesministerium für Unterricht und Kunst
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Friedrich Cerha: Baal  | UE17209

Stage work in 2 parts

  • Edition type: libretto
  • Languages: German
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2228-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07146-1
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