1976 Vocal pieces

Richard Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder

Five poems for female voice

Poems by Mathilde Wesendonk
Orchestrated for contralto and chamber orchestra by Hans Werner Henze

Year of composition 1976
Duration 15 minutes

I Der Engel
II Stehe still
III Im Treibhaus
IV Schmerzen
V Träume

World premiere

World premiere 25. March 1977

 

Cologne · Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Sinfonie-Orchester des Westdeutschen Rundfunks
Contralto Ortrun Wenkel
Conductor Hans Werner Henze

Instrumentation

1 Flauto
1 Flauto contralto
1 Oboe
1 Corno inglese
1 Clarinetto in la
1 Clarinetto basso
1 Fagotto
1 Controfagotto
2 Corni
Arpa
6 Violini I
4 Violini II
4 Viole
4 Violoncelli
2 Contrabbassi