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Photo: Gyula Zarand
Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, 1983

Gruber, HK

Frankenstein!! (ensemble version) (1976-77)

Duration: 28 minutes
A pan-demonium for baritone chansonnier and ensemble after children's rhymes

Poems by HC Artmann (G,E,F). English translation by Harriett Watts

Scoring
1(=picc).0.1.1-1.1.0.0-perc(1):crot/flex/2Javanese gongs/vib/ xylorimba/2bongos/5tom-t/hi-hat/susp.cowbell/2susp.cym/tgl/tpl.bl/ wdbl/BD/SD/tamb/sandpaper blocks-pft-strings(1.1.1.1.1) Woodwind,brass,perc, double on toy (children's) instruments, available on hire with materials .
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World premiere of version
9/30/1979
Staatsbibliothek, Berlin
HK Gruber, chansonnier
Conductor: Kurt Schwertsik
Company: die reihe

Roles

CHANSONNIERBaritone


Synopsis

Is it music theatre, is it cabaret, is it opera? All of these and more. Frankenstein!! crosses genres in anarchic fashion in pursuit of the comic-strip heroes and film idols of HC Artmann’s poetry. Childlike fantasy collides with adult nightmare as we meet Frankenstein, Miss Dracula, Superman, Batman and Robin, often in macabre yet humourous situations.


Moods
Comic


Subjects
Contemporary, Magic/Mystery, Music/Arts


Recommended Recording
Heinz Karl Gruber / Salzburg Camerata Academica / Franz Welser-Möst
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56441 21
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