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Music Text

H.C.Artmann (G) - translation by Malcolm Green (E)

Scoring
2(II=picc).2.2(II=bcl).2(II=dbn)-2.2.0.0-perc(2):I=timp/tam-t/ flexatone/whip/cyms; II=crot/xylorimba/marimba/vib-harp-strings

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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World premiere complete
2/12/1997
Mozartsaal, Musikverein, Vienna
HK Gruber, chansonnier / Klangforum Wien / HK Gruber
World Premiere
5/19/1996
Bath
HK Gruber, chansonnier / Bournemouth Sinfonietta / Nicolae Moldoveanu
Press Quotes

"A setting of 14 poems by HC Artmann. These summon a strange and very Viennese world of humorous and sinister make-believe, where things seem 'desperate but not serious', to borrow a phrase from the Viennese writer Karl Kraus."
BBC Music Magazine

Recommended Recording
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HK Gruber, chansonnier / Tonkünstler Orchester / Kristjan Järvi
BIS-SACD-1681

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