Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Versuch über Schweine (1968)

for baritone Sprechgesang and orchestra
[Essai sur les cochons]

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1968
    • Duration : 20 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº ED 6310
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Gastón Salvatore

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo baritone
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 1 oboe, 1 English horn, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 contrabassoon, 1 horn, 2 trumpets (also 1 trumpet [en ut] ), 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 4 percussionists, 1 electric guitar, 1 electric organ, 12 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 14 February 1969
    Location :

    Londres


    Performers :

    Roy Hart : baryton, English Chamber Orchestra, direction : Hans Werner Henze.