Vocal pieces 1949

Apollo et Hyazinthus

Improvisations for harpsichord, solo alto and eight solo instruments

based on the poem “Im Park” by Georg Trakl

Period of composition 1948/49
Duration 17 minutes

Dedicated to René Leibowitz

„Wieder wandelnd im alten Park, o! Stille gelb und roter Blumen“

World premiere

World premiere 26. june 1949

Frankfurt am Main · Hessischer Rundfunk

Orchestramembers of the Hessischer Rundfunk

Contralto Hetty Plümacher
Cembalo Edith Picht-Axenfeld
Conductor Hans Werner Henze

Instrumentation

1 Flauto
1 Clarinetto
1 Fagotto
1 Corno
Clavicembalo
2 Violini
1 Viola
1 Violoncello