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|Work Title||Paolo und Francesca|
|Alternative. Title||aus Dante: Divina Comedia. Inferno V. Gesang ; Symphonische Dichtung für grosses Orchester|
|Composer||Klenau, Paul von|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1913|
|First Publication.||1919 – Vienna: Universal Edition(in revised edition)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||17 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Orchestra: *2 piccolos, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet (B♭), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon + 6 horns, 4 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani + percussion (bass drum, cymbals, large tenor drum, tamtam) + 2 harps, piano, celesta + Strings|
* Note: At the beginning of the score, the piccolo parts may be played by an organ (in which case only one piccolo is required).
The following program is included at the beginning of the score:
Die Einleitung schildert Dantes Abstieg zur Hölle. Das Allegro martellato: das Klagen der vom Sturm gejagten Geister. Das Adagio und das folgende Allegro molto: die Liebesgeschichte Paolos und Francescas. Der Schluß (Adagio): Dantes Schmerz über das Schicksal der beiden Liebenden.
(The introduction describes Dante’s descent into Hell. The Allegro martellato: the laments of the storm-hunted spirits. The Adagio and following Allegro molto: the love story of Paolo and Francesca. The closing (Adagio): Dante’s pain over the fate of both lovers. Translation: Andrew S. Kohler)