1979 Orchestral and ensemble works

Orpheus’ Arias (Arien des Orpheus)

For guitar, harp, harpsichord and strings

Year of composition 1979
Duration 18 minutes

I Orpheus’ first air
II Lament, Orpheus’ second air
III General dance
IV Orpheus’ third air

World premieres

World premiere 16. november 1980

Gelsenkirchen · Städtisches Orchester
Conductor Uwe Mund

 

World premiere of the version for large string-instrumentation (1981) 25. november 1981

Chicago · Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Hans Werner Henze

Instrumentation

Chitarra
Arpa
Clavicembalo
9 Violini
4 Viole
4 Violoncelli
3 Contrabbassi

 

Large string-instrumentation

Chitarracon amplificatore
Arpa
Clavicembalocon amplificatore
Violini I
Violini II
Viole
Violoncelli
Contrabbassi