Brian Ferneyhough (1943)

Shadowtime (2004)

opera in seven scenes


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2004
    • Duration : 2 h
    • Publisher : Peters, nº EP 7788
    • Commission: Biennale de Munich, Carnegie Hall Corporation, Festival de Flandres et Ian Pace, Musée d'Orsay et Ensemble intercontemporain, Françoise et Jean-Philippe Billarant pour l'Ircam
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Charles Bernstein, sur la vie de Walter Benjamin

Detailed formation
  • soloists : piano (also male narrator [Walter Benjamin] ), guitar
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(3 soprano, 3 contralto, 3 tenor, 3 bass voice)
  • flute (also piccolo, alto flute), oboe (also oboe da caccia, piccolo oboe), 3 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 3 bass clarinets, 1 contrabass clarinet), soprano saxophone, horn [aussi double cor en si et fa] , trumpet (also trumpet [en ut] , piccolo trumpet, soprano trombone), trombone (also bass trombone, bass trumpet), percussionist, harp, guitar, piano, violin, second violin, viola, cello, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 25 May 2004
    Location :

    Allemagne, Munich, Biennale.


Observations

Enregistrement : cd NMC D123.

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