Alban Berg: Wozzeck

  • Opera in 3 acts (15 scenes) (1917-1922)
  • 4 4 5 4 - 4 4 4 1 - timp(2), perc(4), cel, hp, str, stage: "Heurigenmusik" - fiddle (2-4), cl, acc, guit, bass tuba, military band - 3 2 2 2 - 2 2 3 1 - perc, pno, chamber orch - 1 2 3 2 - 2 0 0 0 - str(1 1 1 1 1)
  • Duration: 90’
  • Soloists:
    baritone, speaker
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute (+picc)
    4th flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe
    4th oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A))
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
    4th clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
    bass clarinet in Bb
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpte in F
    2nd trumpte in F
    3rd trumpte in F
    4th trumpte in F
    1st alto trombone
    2nd tenor trombone
    3rd tenor trombone
    4th bass trombone
    contrabass tuba
    timpani (2 players)
    percussion (4 players)
    violin I
    violin II
    stage (military band): piccolo
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    1st clarinet in Eb
    2nd clarinet in Eb
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    1st trumpte in F
    2nd trumpte in F
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd bass trombone
    contrabass tuba
    stage (Heurigenmusik): 1st fiddle
    2nd fiddle
    1st fiddle (transposed)
    2nd fiddle (transposed)
    clarinet in Bb or C
    bass tuba
    piano out of tune (on the stage)
    stage (chamber orchestra): flute (+picc)
    cor anglais
    clarinet in Eb
    clarinet in A
    bass clarinet in Bb
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    violin I(1)
    violin II(1)
  • Choir: Soldaten und Burschen, Tenor I u. II, Bariton I u. II und Baß I u. II Mägde und Dirnen, Soprane und Alte (zweistimmig) Kinder (einstimmig)
  • Roles: Wozzeck, baritone and Sprechstimme Tambourmajor, heroic tenor Andres, lyric tenor and Sprechstimme Hauptmann, tenore buffo Doktor, basso buffo 1. Handwerksbursch, low bass and Sprechstimme 2. Handwerksbursch, high baritone Der Narr, high tenor Marie, soprano Margret, alto Mariens Knabe, voice ein Soldat, tenor
  • Composer: Alban Berg
  • Librettist: Alban Berg
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Georg Büchner
  • Language: German
  • Translator: Vida HarfordEric BlackallRichard Stokes
  • Table of contents:
    1. Akt
    2. Akt
    : 3. Akt
  • Dedication: Alma Maria Mahler zugeeignet
  • Remarks: Revision after the posthumous final corrections by the composer
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Alban Berg: Wozzeck - op. 7 | UE12100

Opera in 3 Acts

  • Edition type: study score
  • Languages: German | English
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1155-8
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01960-9
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  • 1. Akt
  • 2. Akt
  • 3. Akt

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World première

Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin (DE)
Erich Kleiber
Main soloists:
Leo Schützendorf - Wozzeck; Sigrid Johanson - Marie; Waldemar Henke - Hauptmann; Fritz Soot - Tambourmajor; Gerhard Witting - Andres; Martin Abendroth - Doktor; Jessika Koettrik - Margret

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