Paolo und Francesca (Klenau, Paul von)

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Andrew S. Kohler (2013/1/11)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1919. Plate U.E. 6170.
Reprinted Munich: Musikproduktion Höflich, 2006. Study Score 465
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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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPK 6
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Five sections
  1. Langsam
  2. Allegro martellato
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro molto
  5. Adagio
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913
First Performance. 1916, Mannheim
  • Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler
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).
External Links Preface to 2006 MPH Score by Bradford Robinson

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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)