Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

The Flood (1961 -1962)

musical play


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1961 - 1962
    • Video, installation (detail, author) : chorégraphie de George Balanchine
    • Duration : 24 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Craft d'après la Genèse et des mystery plays de York et Chester

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo tenor, 2 solo bass voices, 7 narrators
  • mixed choir(soprano [], contralto [], tenor [])
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 1 alto flute, 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 1 percussionist, 1 harp, 1 celesta (also 1 piano), strings

Creation information

  • Date : 14 June 1962
    Location :

    États-Unis, CBS television


    Performers :

    Stravinsky et Robert Craft : direction.

  • 30 avril 1963, création scénique, Allemagne, Hambourg, Staatsoper, direction : Robert Craft.