Sakuntala, Op.9 (Weingartner, Felix)

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Editor First edition
Engraver Leipzig: C.G. Röder.
Language German
Publisher. Info. Kassel: Paul Voigt, n.d.[1884]. Plate 178.
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General Information

Work Title Sakuntala
Alternative. Title Ein Bühnenspiel in drei Aufzügen
Composer Weingartner, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.9
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
First Performance. 1884-03-22 — Weimar, Hoftheater
First Publication. 1884 – Kassel: Paul Voigt
Librettist the composer (?) after the legend of Shakuntala
Language German
Dedication Dem meister Franz Liszt
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: 2 sopranos, 6 tenors, baritone, 4 basses + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra: 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, large drum, cymbals, triangle, harp, strings, and Onstage: 5 horns, 2 trumpets, 4 trombones, tambourine
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Misc. Comments

Alan Walker relates a story about Liszt, Weingartner and this opera in his "Franz Liszt, Vol. 2: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861" (p.322: "In the temple scene there occurs a long climax during which the king makes his entrance. Liszt suddenly seized Weingartner's arm and exclaimed "Splendid, splendid! This climax must be played twice." Weingartner believed that he must have misheard Liszt and retorted: "But, master, I can't have the king enter twice." "It doesn't matter," replied Liszt. "Beautiful things must be repeated.") (Walker quoting Weingartner, Lebens-Erinnerungen, 1928/29, vol.1, p.165.)