Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Nagasaki (1958)

oratorio for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1958
    • Duration : 40 mn
    • Editor : Hans Sikorski
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Textes en russe : Anatoli Sofronov, Georgi Fere, Yoneda Eisaku, Shimazaki Toson.

Detailed formation
  • soliste : mezzo-soprano
  • mixed choir, 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 4 oboes (also English horn), 4 clarinets (also bass clarinet, Eb clarinet), 4 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 8 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, percussionist, 2 harp, celesta, piano, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 23 November 2006
    Location :

    Afrique du Sud, Cape Town


    Performers :

    Hanneli Rupert, mezzo-soprano ; Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation ; Cape Philharmonic Orchestra ; Owain Arwel Hughes, direction.

Observations

Premier enregistrement en 1959 à Moscou par Nina Postavnicheva, mezzo-soprano, l'Orchestre de la Radio et Télévision de l'URSS et Algis Ziuraitis, direction.