Adrast, D.137 (Schubert, Franz)

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Editor Johann Nepomuk Fuchs (1842–1899)
Publisher. Info. Franz Schubert's Werke, Serie XV: Dramatische Musik, No.14
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1894. Plate F.S. 193.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, No.1058, n.d.(1933).
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General Information

Work Title Adrast
Alternative. Title
Composer Schubert, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. D.137
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 or 3 acts (unfinished)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1819–20?
First Publication. 1893
Librettist Johann Mayrhofer (1787–1836)
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, orchestra

Misc. Comments

Unfinished. Surviving numbers:

  • Introduction ("Dank dir, Gottin, warmen Dank")
  • Recitative & Aria ("War einer je der Sterblichen begluckt")
  • Chorus & Ensemble ("Dem Konig Heil, dem Konig Heil!")
  • Funeral March
  • Recitative & Aria ("Wie liegst du starr und bleich, mein Sohn... Wenn andere mit heit'rem Blick")
  • Aria ("Meine Seele, die dich liebt")
  • Recitative & Aria ("Ein schlafend Kind! In diesem Wald umschloss'nen")
  • Introduction, Moderato
  • Duet ("Erheit're dich, der Lenzentbreitet")

13 numbers are in existence; of these, 7 were published in the Complete Works Edition (1893)

Operas and Stage Works by Franz Schubert