Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Being Beauteous (1963)

cantata after the poems of the same name from Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations, for coloratura soprano, harp and four cellos

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1963
    • Duration : 15 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 5269
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Arthur Rimbaud : Being Beauteous, tiré des Illuminations

Detailed formation
  • soliste : 1 solo soprano [colorature]
  • 1 harp, 4 cellos

Creation information

  • Date : 12 April 1964
    Location :

    Berlin


    Performers :

    Ingeborg Hallstein : soprano, Eberhard Finke, Wolfgang Boettcher, Peter Steiner, Heinrich Majowski : violoncelles, Fritz Helmis : harpe, Hans Werner Henze : direction.