Mataswintha, ScharWV.150 (Scharwenka, Xaver)

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König Witichis' Werbung (Episode für Orchester)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1894. Plate Part.B.861.
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Work Title Mataswintha, ScharWV.150
Alternative. Title
Composer Scharwenka, Xaver
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. ScharWV.150
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1888-1892
First Performance. 4 October 1896, Weimar
First Publication. ca.1893
Librettist Ernst Koppel after Felix Dahn
Language German
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
King Witichis (tenor)
Rauthgundis, Witichis's wife (soprano)
Totila, the friend of the King (tenor)
Mataswintha (soprano)
Aspa, Mataswintha's confidante (alto)
Arahad, a young Goth (bass)
Grippa, Earl of Ravenna (bass)
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
Gothic Nobility, Warriors, Guards, Servants, Slaves, People
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (A),
bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, bass tuba
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, harp, strings
External Links Operone page (German)