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Simplicius Simplicissimus

Simplicius Simplicissimus

New version (1956/57)
Original version (1934/35, see there)
after Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, by Hermann Scherchen, Wolfgang Petzet and Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Carl Orff zugeeignet [“dedicated Carl Orff”]

New version with overture (1939), interludes, musical dialogues, choric string instrumentation, dramaturgical interventions and alternative ending

Performance duration: ca. 85′

First performance: July 9, 1959, Mannheim (Conductor: Karl Fischer & Production: Joachim Klaiber)

  • Year
  • 1956/57
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Miserae

Miserae

“Symphonische Dichtung für Orchester” [“Symphonic poem for orchestra”]
Meinen Freunden, die hundertfach sterben mußten, die für die Ewigkeit schlafen – wir vergessen Euch nicht (Dachau, 1933–34) [“To my friends who had to die a hundredfold, who sleep for eternity – we do not forget you (Dachau, 1933-34)”]

Performance duration: 15′

First performance: September 2, 1935; 13th International Music Festival of the IGNM in Prague (Hermann Scherchen)

  • Year
  • 1933/34
  • Archivalienkategorie
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Lied

Lied

Early version of the second movement “Lied” [“Song”] from the “Concertino” for trumpet with seven solo instruments (1933), edited by Helmut Hell

Performance duration: 5′

First performance: June 18, 1980, Münchner Philharmonische Solisten (Soloist: Jean-François Michel, Conductor: Wolfgang Schröder)

  • Year
  • 1932
  • Archivalienkategorie
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Fuente Ovejuna

Gesangsszene

for baritone and orchestra

based on words from “Sodom und Gomorrah” by Jean Giraudoux, commissioned by the Hessischer Rundfunk
Hans Moldenhauer zugeeignet [“dedicated to Hans Moldenhauer”]

Duration of performance: 25′.

First performance: November 12, 1964, Frankfurt am Main, Symphonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks (Conductor: Dean Dixon & Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau)

  • Year
  • 1963
  • Archivalienkategorie
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Symphony No. 8

Symphony No. 8

for orchestra
Commissioned by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Karl O. Koch und Dr. Eigel Kruttge herzlichst zugeeignet [“Cordially dedicated to Karl O. Koch and Dr. Eigel Kruttge”]

I Cantilene
II Dithyrambe: Scherzo – Fuge

Performance duration: 25′

First performance: January 25, 1963, Cologne, Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester (Conductor: Rafael Kubelík)

  • Year
  • 1960/62
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Ghetto

Ghetto

for alto, baritone and small orchestra
Text by Jens Gerlach
3rd part of the joint composition “Jewish Chronicle” by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Boris Blacher, Paul Dessau, Hans Werner Henze and Rudolf Wagner-Régeny
World premiere planned simultaneously in East and West Germany, postponed due to the political events in 1961 and the building of the GDR wall

Performance duration: 7′.

First performance: January 14, 1966, Cologne, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi, Alto: Kerstin Meyer & Baritone: Hans-Günther Nöcker)

  • Year
  • 1960/61
  • Archivalienkategorie
  • Werke

Symphony No. 7

Symphony No. 7

for large orchestra
comissioned by Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress
dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky

Version A
I Introduktion und Allegro Fugato
II Adagio und Scherzo virtuoso – Finale (Scherzo virtuoso)
III Finale – Introduktion und Finale Fugato

Version B
1. Teil [“1st Part”]: Introduktion und Ricercari
2. Teil [“2nd Part”]: Adagio mesto – Finale: Scherzoso virtuoso

Performance duration: 30′

First performance: March 15, 1959, Hamburg, Symphonieorchester des NDR (Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt)

  • Year
  • 1957/58
  • Archivalienkategorie
  • Werke