Dieter Schnebel (1930-2018)

Majakowskis Tod –Totentanz (1989 -1997)

opera fragment and epilogue, collage of texts after Wladimir Majakowski and Lilja Brik by Dieter Schnebel

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1989 - 1997
    • Duration : 2 h
    • Publisher : Schott
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Wladimir Majakowski et Lilja Brik.

Detailed formation
  • speech choir, ensemble of vocal soloists(soprano [], viola [], tenor [], bass voice [])
  • 3 flutes (also 2 alto flutes, piccolo), clarinet, 3 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), sopranino saxophone, 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba (also contrabass tuba), piano, harpsichord, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, accordion, 6 percussionists, harp, electric guitar, 12 violins, 12 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 10 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 8 March 1998
    Location :

    Allemagne, Leipzig, Opéra


    Performers :

    Anna Clementi, Christian Kesten, Michael Hirsch, Robert Podlesny, narrateurs solistes ; Isolde Siebert, soprano ; Christine Hansmann, alto ; Matteo de Monti, Dario Süß, basse ; Freyer-Ensemble ; Johannes Kalitzke, direction.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : sons fixés sur support

Observations

Œuvre pour chœur de récitants avec des récitants et une récitante soliste, chœur à quatre voix et orchestre.