Orchestral and ensemble works 1950

Symphony No. 3 (3. Sinfonie)

For large orchestra

Commissioned by the Südwestfunk Baden-Baden

Period of composition 1949-50
Duration 25 minutes

I Invocation of Apollo
II Dithyramb
III Evocation Dance

World premiere

World premiere 7. October 1951

Donaueschingen
Südwestfunk-Orchester
Conductor Hans Rosbaud

 

World premiere as ballet 28. October 1951

Wiesbaden · Hessisches Staatstheater
Artistic direction Hans Werner Henze
Choreography Peter van Dijk
Decoration and Costume design Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
Conductor Franz Paul Decker

Instrumentation

2 Flauti
2 Oboi
1 Corno inglese
2 Clarinetti
1 Clarinetto basso
1 Sassofono tenore
2 Fagotti
1 Controfagotto
4 Corni
4 Trombe
3 Tromboni
1 Tuba
Timpani
PercussioneTriangolo
Piatti sospesi
Piatti a due
Tamtam
Tamburo piccolo
Cassa rullante
Grancassa
Glockenspiel
Xilofono
Vibrafono
[per 4]
Arpa
Celesta
Pianoforte
Archi