Dieter Schnebel (1930-2018)

Totentanz (1989 -1994)

ballet-oratorio for two reciters, soprano, bass, choir, orchestra and live electronics

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1989 - 1994
    • Duration : 45 mn
    • Publisher : Schott
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      matériel statistique compilé par Dieter Schnebel.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 2 narrators, soprano, bass voice
  • unspecified choir
  • 3 flutes (also alto flute, piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba (also contrabass tuba), piano, 4 percussionists, harp, 12 violins, 12 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 10 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 10 March 1995
    Location :

    Allemagne, Berlin, Konzerthaus, Biennale de musique


    Performers :

    Christine Baechler, récitante ; Daniel Morgenroth, récitant ; Isolde Siebert, soprano ; Reinhard Hagen, basse ; Die Maulwerker ; Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester ; RIAS-Kammerchor ; Zoltán Peskó, direction.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : temps réel

Table of contents

Totenwache
Totentanz 1
Sterben 1
Totentanz 2
Sterben 2
Totentanz 3
Toten-Stille