Edgard Varèse (1883-1965)

Arcana (1925 -1927)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1925 - 1927
      Revision dates : 1932
    • Duration : 16 mn
    • Editor : Ricordi, nº 135311
    • Dedication : à Leopold Stokowki
Detailed formation
  • 3 piccolos, 2 flutes, 3 oboes, 1 English horn, 1 heckelphone, 2 E-flat clarinets, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 8 horns, 5 trumpets [en ut] , 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 2 contrabass trombones, 1 tuba, 2 contrabass tubas, 3 timpani [1 timbaliste] , 6 percussionists, 16 violins, 16 second violins, 14 violas, 12 cellos, 10 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 8 April 1927
    Location :

    Philadelphie, Academy of Music


    Performers :

    Leopold Stokowki : direction.

  • Date : 25 February 1932
    Location :

    Paris


    Performers :

    Nicolas Slonimsky : direction.