Klaus Huber (1924-2017)

Erniedrigt-Geknechtet-Verlassen-Verachtet (1975 -1978)

for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, children's voice, choir with sixteen solo voices, large mixed choir, fifty instruments in seven groups, magnetic tape, video
[Humiliés-Asservis-Abandonnés-Méprisés]

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1975 - 1978
      Revision dates : 1981 - 1982
    • Duration : 1 h 10 mn
    • Publisher : Ricordi, nº Sy. 2350
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Ernesto Cardenal, Florian Knobloch, Carolina Maria de Jesús, George Jackson, Isaïe

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 1 solo mezzo-soprano, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo bass-baritone, 1 sopranochild voice
  • mixed choir à 40 voix , ensemble of vocal soloists à 16 voix (4 solo soprano, 4 solo contralto, 4 solo tenor, 4 solo bass voice)
  • 4 flutes, 2 oboes, 4 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 5 percussionists [à 6] , 1 guitar, 1 mandolin, 1 piano, 1 harpsichord, 5 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 3 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 1981
    Location :

    Amsterdam (sans la 3e partie).


  • Date : 14 October 1983
    Location :

    Donaueschingen.


Information on the electronics
Electronic device : sons fixés sur support, dispositif multimédia (vidéo, lumière)