Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

The Second Hurricane (1936)

school play-opera, en deux actes


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1936
    • Duration : 60 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Edwin Denby

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo sopranos, solo contralto, 2 solo tenors, solo baritone, solo bass voice, 3 narrators
  • mixed choir
  • flute (also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, alto saxophone (also tenor saxophone), 2 trumpets, trombone, timpani, percussionist, piano, theremin, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 21 April 1937
    Location :

    États-Unis, New York, Henry Street Settlement Music School


    Performers :

    Lehman Engel : direction, Orson Welles : mise en scène.