Music theatre Ballet 1949 1998

Ballet Variations (Ballett-Variationen)

Choreographic poem

dedicated to the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin on occasion of it's 75th anniversary

Year of composition 1949
New version 1998
Playing time 16 minutes

World premieres

Concert world premiere September 26th, 1949

Düsseldorf · Schumann-Saal

Sinfonieorchester des Nordwestdeutschen Rundfunks Köln

Conductor Ljubomir Romansky

 

Staged world premiere December 21st, 1958

Wuppertal · Wuppertaler Bühnen

Choreography Erich Walter und Heinrich Wendel
Costume Design Günther Kappel
Conductor Christian Vöchting

Comment

One of my earliest works for orchestra, emerged from the auditive and visual impressions of the productions of the London Sadler's Wells Ballet touring to Hamburg in Autumn 1948.

Hans Werner Henze

Instrumentation

3 Flauti3° anche Ottavino
3 Oboi3° anche Corno inglese
2 Clarinetti
2 Fagotti
1 Controfagotto
Timpani
Percussione Triangolo
Piatti sospesi
Tamburo piccolo
Grancassa
Xilofono
[per 3]
Arpa
Pianoforte
Archi
3 Corni
3 Trombe
3 Tromboni
1 Tuba bassa