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Strauss, Richard: Elektra op. 58 (1906-8) 100'
Tragedy in one act

Music Text

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G,Cz,E,F,I)

Scoring

Major roles: 2dramS,M,T,Bar; minor roles: 5S,2M,A,T,2B,mimes; chorus 3(III=picc).picc.3(III=corA).heckelphone.4.Ebcl.2bhn.bcl.3.dbn- 8(V-VIII=ttba).6.btpt.4.1-timp(2).perc(3-4):glsp/tgl/ tamb/SD/whip/cyms/BD/tam-t-cel-2harp-strings(vln8.8.8, vla6(=vlnIV).6.6,vlc6.6,db8)
Reduced scoring: 3(II,III=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=Ebcl).bcl.3(III=dbn) -4.6.3.1-timp.perc:glsp/tgl/tamb/SD/whip/cyms/BD(with cym)/tam-t/2cast- 2harp-strings(vln8.8.8,vla6(=vlnIV).6.6,vlc6.6,db8)

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.

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World Premiere

25/01/1909
Opernhaus, Dresden
Dresden Hofoper / Ernst von Schuch

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Decca 4173452

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