Die Frau ohne Schatten, Op.65 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1919. Plate A. 7500 F.
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Arranger Otto Singer (1863-1931), piano reduction
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Arranger Otto Singer (1863-1931), piano reduction
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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1919. Plate A. 7503 F.
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Work Title Die Frau ohne Schatten
Alternative. Title The Woman without a Shadow
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.65 ; TrV 234
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914-17
First Performance. 1919-10-10 in Vienna, Vienna Staatsoper
Franz Schalk (conductor)
First Publication. 1919
Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 210 Minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Cast
The Emperor: (tenor)
The Empress, Keikobad's daughter, the Emperor's wife: (high dramatic soprano)
The Nurse, The Empress's guardian: (dramatic mezzo-soprano)
The Messenger of Keikobad: (high baritone)
The Guardian of the Threshold of the temple: (soprano or countertenor)
The Apparition of a Youth: (high tenor)
The Voice of a Falcon: (soprano)
A Voice From Above: (contralto)
Barak, the Dyer: (bass-baritone)
The Dyer's Wife: (high dramatic soprano)
The One-eyed Man, Barak's brother: (high bass)
The One-Armed Man, Barak's brother: (bass)
The Hunchback, Barak's brother: (high tenor)
Voices of Six Unborn Children: (3 sopranos, 3 contraltos or baritones)
Voices of Three Town Watchmen: (3 baritones or basses)
Chorus (SATB)
Servants of the Empress, other children and beggar-children,
spirit-servants and attendant spirit-voices
Pit-Orchestra
4 flutes (3rd and 4th also piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd also English horn), 2 clarinets (B, C),
clarinet (E) (also clarinet (D)), bass clarinet (B) (also clarinet (C)),
basset-horn (also clarinet (C)), 4 bassoons (4th also contrabassoon)
8 horns (F, E, E, D, C) (5-8 also on 2 tenor Wagner tubas (B, F)), 6 trumpets (B, C, E, E), 4 trombones, bass tuba
4 Timpani, Percussion:
(Musical glasses, 5 Chinese gongs, cymbals, snare drum, rute, sleigh bells, bass drum, tenor drum, big field drum,
triangle, tambourine, 2 castanets, tamtam, whip (slapstick), xylophone, glockenspiel, bells)
2 celestas, 2 harps, strings (vlnI/16,vlnII/16,vlaI/6,vlaII/6,vlcI/6,vlcII/6,db/8)
On-Stage Orchestra
2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets (C), bassoon,
Horn (F), 6 trumpets (C), 6 trombones,
Wind machine, thunder machine, 4 tam-tams, organ
(On-stage woodwinds and horn may play in pit if necessary; two of the on-stage trumpets
move to the pit for Act III, thus a total of 10 trumpets is required.)
Related Works Wikipedia article
See also the Sinfonische Fantasie aus "Die Frau ohne Schatten", TrV 234a
Boosey & Hawkes page


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