Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)

Vorspiel, Visionen und Finale (1979)

from Paradise Lost, for 6 soloists, large mixed choir and orchestra


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1979
    • Duration : 40 mn
    • Publisher : Schott
Detailed formation
  • soloists : 1 solo baritone [lyrique : Adam] , 1 solo soprano [lyrique : Eva] , 1 solo tenor [Michael] , 1 solo countertenor [Tod] , 1 solo baritone [dramatique : Satan] , 1 solo mezzo-soprano [Sünde]
  • mixed choir
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 1 Eb clarinet, 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 contrabass clarinet, 1 soprano saxophone, 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 5 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones (also 1 contrabass trombone), 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 4 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 celesta, 1 organ, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 10 August 1979
    Location :

    Autriche, Salzbourg, Salzburger Festspiele


    Performers :

    Uta Maria Flake : soprano, Doris Soffel : mezzo-soprano, John Patrick Thomas : haute-contre, Siegfried Jerusalem : ténor, Bodo Brinkmann : baryton, Siegfried Vogel : baryton, ORF-Symphonieorchester et ORF-Chor, direction : Leif Segerstam.