Gilbert Amy (1936)

Le Premier Cercle (1996 -1999)

opera in four acts and a prologue for sixteen soloists, choir, large orchestra and tape

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1996 - 1999
    • Duration : 2 h 20 mn
    • Publisher : Durand, Paris
    • Commission: État et Opéra national de Lyon
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Gilbert Amy d'après le roman d'Alexandre Soljenitsyne

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 16 unspecified soloist voices
  • mixed choir
  • 2 flutes (also piccolo), 2 oboes (also English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets (also flugerlhorn), 3 trombones, tuba (also saxhorn), timpani, 4 percussionists, drum kit, piano (also celesta), 2 accordions, 12 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 13 October 1999
    Location :

    France, Lyon, Opéra


    Performers :

    le chœur et l'orchestre de l'opéra de Lyon, direction : Michel Plasson, avec Alain Vernhes, Jérôme Varnier, Philippe Do, Sophie Marin-Degor, Karine Deshayes.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : sons fixés sur support

Observations

Enregistrement : chœur et orchestre de l'opéra de Lyon, direction : Michel Plasson, 3 cds MFA, 2002.