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
Key F-sharp major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1895-1896 December 25
First Performance. 1897 May 27
Mannheim
Concert of the 33rd Musicians Convention
Composer, conducting
First Publication. 1897
Average DurationAvg. Duration 23 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra : Piccolo, 3 flutes, 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
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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.)