Das Gefilde der Seligen, Op.21 (Weingartner, Felix)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1897. Plate Part.B. 1108.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1897. Plate 21862.
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Work Title Das Gefilde der Seligen
Alternative. Title Symphonische Dichtung angeregt durch das Gemälde von Arnold Böcklin . Fields of the Blessed (Elysian Fields).
Composer Weingartner, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.21
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFW 11
Key F-sharp major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1895-1896 December 25
First Performance. 1897-05-27 — Mannheim, Concert of the 33rd Musicians Convention: Weingartner (conductor)
First Publication. 1897 – Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Average DurationAvg. Duration 23 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra : 3 flutes/piccolo, alto flute, 2 oboes, alto oboe, 2 clarinets (A), bass clarinet (A), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns in E, 2 horns in E, 3 trumpets in E, bass-trumpet in E, 3 trombones, tuba, 2 harps, timpani, large tamtam-gong, glockenspiel, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, strings
External Links MPH Preface by Wolfgang Eggerking, 2014

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Given by the Philharmonic Society of New York City, 1898 April 7 (cond. by W. Damrosch), and also in St. Petersburg in December of that year (noted by A︡strebt︠s︡ev in his Reminiscences of Rimsky-Korsakov, though neither was impressed by the work.)