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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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

Lamento

Lamento

Cantata based on poems by Andreas Gryphius
for soprano and piano (1936/37, rev. 1955)
Frau Annelies Kupper und Herrn Carl Seemann zugeeignet (26. Juni 1955) [“dedicated to Mrs Annelies Kupper and Mr Carl Seemann (June 26, 1955)” ]
geschrieben im Auftrag der Deutschen Grammophon-Gesellschaft [“written as commissioned work for the Deutsche Grammophon-Gesellschaft”]

Arranged solo movements from “Friede Anno ’48” (1936/37, see there)

I Elend [“Misery”]
II An meine Mutter [“To my mother”]
III Friede [“Peace”]

Performance duration: 20′

First performance: May 26, 1955, Konstanz (Soprano: Annelies Kupper & Piano: Carl Seemann)

  • Year
  • 1954/55
  • Archivalienkategorie
  • Werke

Friede Anno 48

Friede Anno 48

based on texts by Andreas Gryphius for soprano solo, 4-part mixed choir and piano
in memoriam Alban Berg
Addition in the autograph: Winterthur September – München Dezember

Arrangement for soprano and piano as “Lamento” (1954/55, see there)

I Krieg [“War”]
II Elend [“Misery”]
III Liebe [“Love”]
IV An meine Mutter [“To my mother”]
V Geburt [“Birth”]
VI Friede [“Peace”]

Performance duration: 30′

First performance: October 22, 1968, WDR (Conductor: Herbert Schernus, Soprano: Charlotte Berthold, Piano: Alfons Kontarsky)

  • Year
  • 1936
  • Archivalienkategorie
  • Werke

Kantate

Kantate

for male choir a cappella
meinen lieben St. Gallner Freunden Familie Klug-Wyss [“to my dear friends from St. Gallen, the Klug-Wyss family”]
nach Worten von Becher und Marx [“in the words of Becher and Marx”]

in the autograph there is an indication “1933” (fair copy, beginning unknown)

I Kohlenbrot (Johannes R. Becher)
II Wir haben eine Welt zu gewinnen! [“We have a world to win!”] (Karl Marx)

Performanc duration: 4′

  • Year
  • 1933 (1929?)
  • Archivalienkategorie
  • Werke

Profane Messe

Profane Messe

für vierstimmigen gemischten Chor a cappella [“for four-part mixed choir a cappella”]

I Die Zeit [“The time”]
II Das Erwachen [“The awakening”]
III Das Schicksal [“The fate”]
IV Von den Festtagen [“Of the holidays”]
V Vom Leiden und Lachen [“Of suffering and laughter”]

Text: Max See

  • Year
  • 1929
  • Archivalienkategorie
  • Werke