Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Dramatische Szenen aus "Orpheus" II (1979)

for large orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1979
    • Duration : 25 mn
    • Editor : Schott
Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute [en ut, amplifiée] ), 3 oboes (also 1 oboe d'amore, 1 English horn, 1 heckelphone), 2 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), 2 soprano saxophones (also 1 alto saxophone, 1 baritone saxophone, 1 bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 4 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 guitar, 1 piano, 1 harpsichord, 1 celesta, 1 organ, 9 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 6 January 1981
    Location :

    Zürich


    Performers :

    le Tonhalle-Orchester, direction : Hans Werner Henze.

Table of contents

  • I. Klage
  • II. Gesang
  • III. Rückkehr des Orpheus mit Eurydike; Eurydike Tod
  • IV. Orpheus' Wahn
  • V. Apotheose