Music theatre Ballet 1951 1996

Labyrinth

Ballet in one act by Mark Baldwin

Commissioned by the Schwetzinger Festspiele


Year of composition1951
New version
1996
Duration 24 minutes

World premieres

Concertante world premiere of the withdrawn original version for chmaber ensemble May 29th, 1952

(with the subtitle "Choreographical Fantasy on the Theseus-Motive for Orchestra)

Solists of the Hessischer Rundfunk
Conductor Hans Werner Henze

 

World premiere of the New Version May 25th, 1997

Schwetzinger Festspiele
Ballett der Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Choreography Mark Baldwin

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart
Conductor Sebastian Weigle

Comment

This is a play which tells the history of Ariadne, Theseus and the Minotaur, loosely based on André Gide.

Hans Werner Henze

Cast

Ariadneballerina
Theseusballerino
the Minotaurballerino
corpo di ballotwo young Minotaur- bulls
two Minotaur butlers boys and girls, friends of Ariadne and Theseus

Instrumentation

Percussione I3 Piatti
Tamburo piccolo
Jeu de crotales
6 Tescini cinesi
Vibrafono
Guiro
Percussione II8 Tamtam
6 Boo-bam
Vibrafono
Raganella
Percussione III3 Cimbali antichi
Grancassa
2 Flessatoni
Marimba (a cinque ottavi)
Percussione IV6 Tomtom
1 Flauto da jazz
Maracas
Cuíca
2 Cabaça
Marimba (a quattro ottavi)
Percussione VTimpani
1 Flauto da jazz
Guiro
Glockenspiel
Percussione VI12 Gong tailandesi
6 Bongos
Chinese block
Frusta (o Hyoshigi) a piede