Isabel Mundry (1963) Brice Pauset (1965)

Das Mädchen aus der Fremde (2005)

for actors, dancers, choir and orchestra, performed in collaboration with Reinhild Hoffmann (dance)

stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2005
    • Duration: 25 mn
    • Publisher: Lemoine, nº 28281
    • Commission: Théâtre National de Mannheim
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Friedrich Schiller : poèmes Der Tanz et Das Mädchen in der Fremde

Detailed formation
  • soloists: 1 actor [nombre non spécifié] , 1 male dancer [nombre non spécifié]
  • mixed choir(3 soprano, 3 contralto, 3 tenor, 3 bass voice)
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute), 1 oboe (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 bassoon (also 1 contrabassoon), 2 horns, 1 trumpet [en ut] , 1 trombone, 3 percussionists, 1 piano, 4 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, 2 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date: 27 May 2005

    Théâtre National de Mannheim


    collaboration avec Isabel Mundry et la scénographe Reinhild Hoffman

Program note

Der Tanz (Dance) and Das Mädchen aus der Fremde (The Girl from a Distant Land) are the two Schiller poems which constitute the basis for an evening of music theater. It is a "work in progress" of the composers Isabel Mundry and Brice Pauset in collaboration with the director and choreographer Reinhild Hoffmann, at the origin of which is a scrutiny of Schiller and his work, above all his poetry. Proceeding from this premise, Isabel Mundry and Brice Pauset each composed one section of the work. The project was not their first compositional collaboration. Reinhild Hoffmann directs the work and, in a third section, will be approaching Schiller's text, without music, from her own perspective and focusing this triple view of Schiller into a large-scale music-theater event. A work for actors, dancers, instrumentalists and chorus, understood as teamwork: music theater as an open process, freed from the closed score, which continues to be written on the stage.