Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Seid Nüchtern und Wachet ... (1983)

cantata for contralto, countertenor, bass, mixed choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1983
    • Duration : 35 mn
    • Editor : Hans Sikorski
    • Commission: Wiener Festwochen
Detailed formation
  • solistes : contralto, countertenor, tenor, solo bass voice
  • mixed choir, 3 flutes (also piccolo), 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, percussion, celesta, harpsichord, piano, organ, electric guitar, electric bass, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 19 June 1983
    Location :

    Autriche, Vienne


    Performers :

    Carol Wyatt (Mephistophila) ; Paul Esswood (Mephistophiles) ; Helmut Wildhaber (Narrator) ; Günter Reich (Faustus) ; Martin Haselböck, orgue ; Wiener Singakademie ; Wiener Symphoniker ; Guennadi Rojdestvenski, direction.

Observations

Il s'agit du troisième acte de Historia von D. Johann Fausten.