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Andriessen, Louis

Theatre of the World (2013-15 )

(Het Theater van de Wereld)
Duration: 110 minutes
A Grotesque - Stagework in 9 scenes

Libretto by Helmut Krausser (E)

Scoring
2(I&II=picc,II=afl).2(II=corA).3(I=asax,II=tsax,III=bcl).dbcl.2(II=dbn)-2.2.2(II=btrbn).0-perc(2):timp/glsp/vib/xyl/African Marimba/t.bells/gongs/cel/2SD/BD(lg)/Drum kit/5cyms(2 lg)/2wdbl(lg)/log dr/tom-t/bongos/whip/maracas/tgl/bells/2 hi metals/cast/guiro/tamb/chains/2cowbells/lion's roar/(hi resonant) iron/hi.bell(unpitched)/Rattle or rasp-pft-harp-synth-elec gtr.bass gtr-strings(min.5.5.4.3.2)

Cast:
Athanasius Kircher - bartione
A boy of about twelve years - soprano
Papa Innocenzo XI - tenor
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz - mezzo soprano
Janssonius, Kircher's publisher in Amsterdam - speaking role (pre-recorded)
The Carnifex, the hangman of Rome - baritone
Voltaire, Descartes - tenors
Goethe, Leibniz - baritones
The sceptic and critic Raffaele Fabretti - silent role
Three Witches - cabaret singers
He and She (a couple of young secret lovers) - cabaret singers


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



World Premiere
06/05/2016
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Audi, director
Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw
Company: Los Angeles Philharmonic

Moods
Dramatic


Subjects
History, Magic/Mystery, Society


Recommended Recording
Leigh Melrose / Lindsay Kesselman / Cristina Zavalloni / Los Angeles Philharmonic /
Reinbert de Leeuw
Nonesuch 561784

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