Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

El Rey de Harlem (1979 -1980)

imaginary theater I, for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1979 - 1980
    • Duration : 30 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº ED 9128
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Federico García Lorca

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo mezzo-soprano
  • 1 clarinet (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 1 soprano saxophone, 1 baritone saxophone, 1 marimba), 1 trumpet, 1 trombone (also 1 hand cymbals), 1 percussionist, 1 electric guitar (also 1 banjo, 1 electric bass), 1 piano (also 1 celesta, 1 pump organ), 1 viola (also 1 finger cymbals, 1 sistrum), 1 cello (also 1 finger cymbals, 1 marimba, 1 tam-tam)

Premiere information

  • Date : 20 April 1980
    Location :

    Witten, Wittener Tage fûr Neue Kammermusik


    Performers :

    Maureen McNally : mezzo-soprano, ensemble "Hinz und Kunst", direction : Spiros Argiris.

Table of contents

  • I. Con una cuchara
  • II. Tenía la noche
  • III. Es por el silencio sapientismo
  • IV. A la izquierda