for large orchestra
1st part of the symphonic tryptichon “Sinfoniae Dramaticae” (1941-1943)
Meinem verehrten und lieben Professor Antonio Mingotti herzlichst zugeeignet [“Cordially dedicated to my honored and dear Professor Antonio Mingotti”]. ii.IV.62
Revision: originally with the addition “China kämpft” [“China fights”] dedicated in memory of Den Shi-chua and Sergei Tretyakov – revised in 1962.
Performance duration: 15′
First performance (first version): July 26, 1947, Darmstädter Ferienkurse (Conductor: Hermann Scherchen)
First performance (new version): November 28, 1975, Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Nuremberg (Conductor: Hans Gierster)