Die Liebe der Danae, Op.83 (Strauss, Richard)

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 Act I (CA)
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 Act II (CA)
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 Act III (CA)
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Publisher Info.:

Vienna: Verlag Dr. Richard Strauss, 1944. Plate A9033F


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600 dpi


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General Information

Work Title Die Liebe der Danae
Alternative Title The Love of Danae
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.83 ; TrV 278
Movements/Sections 3 acts
Year/Date of Composition 1938-40
First Performance 1944-08-16 in Salzburg, Festspielhaus
Salzburg Festival, Clemens Krauss (conductor)
First Publication 1944
Librettist Joseph Gregor (1888-1960)
Language German
Dedication Heinz Tietjen
Average Duration 123-180 minutes
Composer Time Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Jupiter: (baritone)
Merkur (Mercury): (tenor)
Pollux, King of Eos: (tenor)
Danae, Pollux's daughter: (soprano)
Xanthe, Pollux's servant: (soprano)
Midas, King of Lydia: (tenor)
Semele, a Queen: (soprano)
Europa, a Queen: (soprano)
Alkmene, a Queen: (mezzo soprano)
Leda, a Queen: (contralto)
Four Kings, nephews to Pollux: (2 tenors, 2 basses)
Four Guards (Watchmen): (basses)
Chorus (SATB)
Creditors, servants and followers of Pollux and Danae, people
Piccolo, 3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn,
clarinet (E), 2 clarinets (B, A)
basset horn, bass clarinet (B, A), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F, E, E, D), 4 trumpets (E, E, C, B), 4 trombones, bass tuba
Timpani, percussion (2 players):
(Bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, tam-tam, glockenspiel)
Celesta, piano, 2 harps, strings (16,16,12,10,8)
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