Orchestral and ensemble works 2004

Adagio, Fugue, and Dance of the Menads (Adagio, Fuge und Mänadentanz)

from the opera "The Bassarids"

for large orchestra
Commissioned by Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Year of composition 2004
Duration 20 minutes

World premiere

World premiere September 4th, 2005

Hamburg

NDR-Sinfonieorchester

ConductorChristoph von Dohnányi

Instrumentation

4 Flutes                                             

3° doubling Piccolo,
4° doubling Alto Flute und Piccolo                
2 Oboes
2 Cor anglais
4 Clarinets in B flat4° doubling Clarinet in E flat
1 Bass Clarinet in B flat
1 Alto Saxophone
4 Bassoons4° doubling Contrabassoon
6 Horns in F

4 Trumpets

1 Bass Trumpet in C
3 Trobones
2 Tubas
Timpani
Percussion (7 players)Triangel (high)
3 suspended Cymbals (high/medium/low)
Pair of Cymbals
3 Tam-tams (high/medium/low)
3 Cow-bells (high/medium/low)
3 Gongs (high/medium/low)
Tambourine
Military drum (with and without snare)
3 Tomtoms (high/medium/low)
3 Bongos (high/medium/low)
Wodd drum
Bass drum (with and without cymbal)
Maracas
Matraca
Metal blocks
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Vibraphone
Crotales
Tubular bells
2 Harps
1 Celesta
2 Pianos
Violins I
Violins II
Violoncelli
Double basses