Frederic Rzewski (1938-2021)

The Persians (1985)

musical theater for voices and musical ensemble


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1985
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Texte : Frederic Rzewski, d’après Eschyle.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 5 speaking voices [acteurs] , 4 singing voices
  • bass clarinet (also contrabass clarinet, sopranino saxophone), trombone, double bass (also bass voice [guitare basse] ), 2 percussions, piano

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