Cristóbal Halffter (1930-2021)

La del alba sería ... (1997)

fragments from the opera , for soloists and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1997
    • Duration : between 35 mn and 40 mn
    • Editor : Universal Edition
    • Commission: fragments de l'opéra "Don Quichotte", commandé par la Caja Duero
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Miguel de Cervantes et d’autres poètes espagnols

Detailed formation
  • ensemble de voix solistes(2 soprano, baritone)
  • 2 flutes (also alto flute), 2 piccolos, 3 oboes, English horn, 4 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), 4 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 6 horns, 4 trumpets (also piccolo trumpet), 4 trombones, bass tuba, 4 percussionists, harp, harpsichord (also piano [électrique] ), 16 violins, 14 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 30 September 2005
    Location :

    Allemagne, Berlin, Konzerthaus


    Performers :

    Diana Tiegs, María Rodríguez, sopranos ; Josep-Miquel Ramón, baryton ; Orchestre philharmonique de Berlin ; Pedro Halffter Caro, direction