Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen, Op.12 (Hindemith, Paul)

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Hermann Uhticke (fl.1921–fl.1928), piano reduction

Publisher Info.:

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1921. Plate 30685.


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General Information

Work Title Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen
Alternative. Title Oper in einem Akt ; Schauspiel
Composer Hindemith, Paul
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1919; sketches completed 18th of July, Noordwijk; score completed 9th of August
First Performance. 1921-06-04 in Stuttgart, Württembergisches Landestheater
Fritz Busch (conductor); Otto Erhardt (stage direction);
Oskar Schlemmer (sets, costumes, choreography)
First Publication. 1921 - Mainz: Schott
Librettist Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Man (baritone)
Woman (soprano)
First soldier (tenor)
Second soldier (bass)
Third soldier (tenor)
First maid (soprano)
Second maid (alto)
Third maid (soprano)
Chorus (SATB)
Soldiers, Maids
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B),
bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F), 4 trumpets (B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion (3 players), 2 harps, strings (large complement of strings)
snare drum, field drum, triangle, tam-tam, cymbals, suspended cymbal, bass drum
Incidental Music (On-Stage)
2 horns (5th and 6th from orchestra), 2 trombones (1st and 2nd from orchestra)
External Links Hindemith Foundation
Wikipedia article