Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Das Ende einer Welt (1953)

two-act radio opera


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1953
      Revision dates : 1993
    • Duration : 40 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 8480
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Wolfgang Hildesheimer

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo baritones [Professor Kuntz-Sartori, Politiker ; Maggiordomo] , 1 solo bass voice [Golch, Kulturträger] , 1 speaking voice [Der Erzähler]
  • mixed choir
  • 1 bass flute, 1 flute, 1 ocarina [soprano et alto] , 1 bassoon, 4 trumpets [jazz] , 4 trombones [de jazz] , 1 timpani, 4 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 mandolin, 1 guitar [amplifiée] (also 1 electric guitar), 1 piano, 1 pump organ, 1 accordion, 1 harpsichord [sur scène] , 1 electric bass, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 4 December 1953
    Location :

    Hambourg, Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk


    Performers :

    Harry Hermann Spitz : direction, orchestre de la radio Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk, régie : Curt Reiss.

  • Date : 27 September 1996
    Location :

    Cologne, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Studio für Elektronische Musik des WDR


    Performers :

    Markus Stenz : direction, orchestre symphonique de la radio de Cologne.

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