Hans Zender (1936)

Chief Joseph (2005)

musical theater in 3 acts


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2005
    • Duration : 2 h
    • Publisher : Breitkopf & Härtel
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Hans Zender d’après le discours de Chief Joseph avant le congrès américain de 1876 et d’après Pessoa, Brecht, Machault, Pound, Goethe.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 2 solo sopranos, 1 solo contralto, 3 solo tenors, 3 solo bass-baritones, 1 solo bass voice
  • 1 flute (also 1 piccolo), 1 oboe (also 1 English horn), 1 clarinet (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 3 percussionists [ou 4] , 1 electric guitar, 1 accordion, 1 piano, 1 violin, 1 second violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 23 June 2005
    Location :

    Berlin, Deutsche Staatsoper (Unter den Linden).