Georges Aperghis (1945)

Liebestod (1981 -1987)

oratorio for two actors, eleven singers and nine instrumentalists

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1981 - 1987
    • Duration : 2 h 25 mn
    • Publisher : Salabert, Paris, nº EAS 17566
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Bettina von Arnim

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 2 actors, 4 solo sopranos, 4 solo mezzo-sopranos, solo baritone, 2 solo bass voices
  • 2 clarinets (also 2 sopranino clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet), 2 percussionists, piano (also celesta, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), 2 cellos, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 22 January 1982
    Location :

    Metz, Opéra


    Performers :

    l'Atelier lyrique du Rhin et Musique Vivante, direction : Yves Prin, mise en scène : Pierre Barrat.