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Beethoven - Strauss: Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens) op. 113 (1811/1924) 60'
A musical entertainment with dances and choruses, partly incorporating 'Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus', in a new edition and adaptation by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss

Music Text

Text by August von Kotzebue, adapted by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G)

Scoring

S,2B; 2speaking roles; silent role; chorus; ballet; 2.2.2.0-2.2.2.0-timp-strings

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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 of version

20/09/1924
Operntheater, Wien
Josef Turnau, director / Alfred Roller, designer / Heinrich Kröller, choreographer / Kate Loitelsberger, Alfred Jerger, Josef v. Manowarda, Carola Jovanovic, Luise Helletsgruber, Paula / Richard Strauss

Repertoire Note

Deutsch

Recommended Recording

Bodil Arnesen, Yaron Windmüller, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Chorus, Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Schwann 365362
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