Antigone, Op.55 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-82. Plate M.B. 735.
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Work Title Antigone
Alternative. Title Muzik zu Antigone des Sophokles ; Choruses to Sophocles' Tragedy
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.55 ; MWV M 12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 sections
Overture (C minor)
1. "Strahl des Helios, schönstes Licht" (C major)
2. "Vieles Gewaltige lebt" (A major)
3. "Ihr Seligen, deren Geschick nie kostet' Unheil!" (F major)
4. "O Eros, Allsieger im Kampf" (G major)
5. "Noch toset des Sturmes Gewalt" (E minor)
6. Bacchus-Chor: "Vielnamiger! Wonn' und Stolz der Kadmos-Jungfrau" (D major)
7. "Hier kommt er ja selbst" (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1841
First Performance. 1841-10-28 in Potsdam, Schloßtheater
First Publication. 1841 (Leipzig: Kistner)
Librettist Johann Jakob Christian Donner (1799–1875) and August Böckh (1785–1867), after Sophocles
Language German
Dedication Friedrich Wilhelm IV
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation narrator, tenor, bass soloists, 2 male choruses, orchestra