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Krása, HansBrundibár (1938/43) 30'
Opera for children

Music Text      Deutsch
Libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister; German translation by Frank Harders-Wuthenow and Matthias Harre; English translation by Joza Karas; new English adaptation by Tony Kushner (Cz,E,G; other languages available on request)

Scoring
Children's choir with 10 major roles; Prague version (1938): 1(=picc).0.2.0-0.1.0.0-perc(3):cyms/BD/SD-pft-strings(1.1.0.1.0 or tutti); Terezín version (1943): 1.0.1.0-0.1.0.0-perc(1):BD/SD-pft-gtr-strings(4.0.0.1.1); On-stage: accordion.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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


For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World premiere of version
9/23/1943
Terezin
Inmates of the Terezín transit camp


Recommended Recording
collegium iuvenum / Mädchenkantorei St Eberhard / Friedemann Keck
(P) 1999 Edition Abseits
EDA LC 06957



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