Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Historia von D. Johann Fausten (1991 -1994)

opera in three acts, with a prologue and an epilogue

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1991 - 1994
    • Publisher : Hans Sikorski
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Livret de Jörg Morgener et Alfred Schnittke basé sur un livre éponyme de Johann Spies publié en 1587.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : contralto, countertenor, 2 tenors, 6 baritones, 3 solo bass voices
  • mixed choir, 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos, alto flute), 3 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, 6 percussionists, celesta, piano, harpsichord, organ, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, electric guitar, electric bass, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 22 June 1995
    Location :

    Allmagne, Hambourg, Hamburghische Staatoper


    Performers :

    Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Gerd Albrecht, direction.

Information on the electronics
Studio information : Partie électronique réalisée par Andrei Schnittke.