Orchestral and ensemble works 1995

Three pieces for Orchestra (Drei Orchesterstücke)

based on a piano music by Karl Amadeus Hartmann

Year of composition 1995
Duration 20 minutes

I Pietà
II Funeral March
III Reveille

World premiere

World premiere 5. july 1996

München · Musica viva

Sinfonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor Lorin Maazel

Comment

This is an orchestration and a free adaption of three movements from a Hartmann piano sonata, entitled “27. April 1945” which the composer wrote after having been the terrified eye-witness to an endless, miserable stream of prisoners from the Dachau concentration camp. The music contains a number of quotations from Jewish folk music as well as from campaign songs of the international worker’s movement. It is an expression of sympathy, indignation and solidarity with the victims of nazifascism.

Hans Werner Henze

Instrumentation

3 Flauti2° anche Ottavino
3° anche Piccolo e Flauto contralto
2 Oboi
1 Corno inglese
1 Heckelphon
2 Clarinetti
1 Clarinetto basso
1 Sassofonocontralto e tenore
2 Fagotti
1 Controfagotto
4 Corni
3 Trombe
3 Tromboni
1 Tuba
Timpani
PercussionePiatti sospesi
Tamtam (piccolo, medio e basso)
Tomtom
Grancassa
Grancassa e piatto
Tamburo piccolo
Crotales
Campane tubolari
Glockenspiel
Vibrafono
Marimba
[per 2]
Arpe
Celesta
Pianoforte
Archi