Die ägyptische Helena, Op.75 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1928. Plate A. 9029 F.
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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Work Title Die ägyptische Helena
Alternative. Title
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.75 ; TrV 255
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1924-27
First Performance. 1928-06-06 in Dresden: Semperoper
Fritz Busch (conductor)
First Publication. 1928
Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929)
Language German
Dedication Heinz Tietjen
Average DurationAvg. Duration 2 hours 10 minutes (150 minutes)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Helena, wife of Menelaus: (soprano)
Menelaus: (tenor)
Hermione, daughter of Helena and Menelaus: (soprano)
Aithra, the daughter of an Egyptian King, a sorceress: (soprano)
Altair: (baritone)
Da-Ud, Altair's son: (tenor)
Two Servants of Aithra: (soprano, mezzo-soprano)
Four elves: (2 sopranos, 2 contraltos)
The omniscient sea-shell: (contralto)
Chorus (SATB)
Elves, male and female warriors, slaves, eunuchs
4 flutes (3rd and 4th also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn,
clarinet (C), 2 clarinets (B, A), bass clarinet (B, A) (also clarinet (D)), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
6 horns (F, E, D), 6 trumpets (C, B, D), 3 trombones, bass tuba
Timpani, Percussion:
(bass drum, tam-tam, snare drum, cymbals, glockenspiel)
celesta, organ, 2 harps, strings (16,14,10,10,8)
On-Stage Band (Act 2)
6 oboes, 6 clarinets (C), 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (C), 4 trombone
timpani, 4 triangle, 2 tambourines, wind machine
External Links Wikipedia article
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