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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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1893. Plate 19795.
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Work Title Mataswintha
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Composer Scharwenka, Xaver
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. ScharWV.150
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IXS 15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1888-1892
First Performance. 1896 October 4, Weimar
First Publication. 1893
Librettist Ernst Koppel after Felix Dahn
Language German
Dedication Seiner theuren Mutter
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
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 (double SATB)
Gothic Nobility, Warriors, Guards, Servants, Slaves, People
Orchestra
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, triangle, harp, strings
Onstage instruments
3 trumpets, 4 trombones (first set)
2 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones
Primary Sources D-WRha DNT 578 (abschrift full score, parts, reduced scores)
External Links Operone page (German)