Abel (Kreutzer, Rodolphe)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Méala's aria (Act I, No.4)

For Voice and Piano or Harp (Chancourtois)

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Arranger L. Chancourtois
Language French
Publisher. Info. Paris: Magazine de Musiqué (Cherubini, Mehul, Kreutzer), n.d. Plate 672.D
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General Information

Work Title Abel
Alternative. Title La mort d'Abel, tragédie lyrique (2-act revised version)
Composer Kreutzer, Rodolphe
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRK 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1810, rev. 1823 (2 acts)
First Performance. Paris, 23 March 1810

1823-March 17 (revised version, without "heavily criticized" 2nd act)

First Publication. 1824
Librettist François-Benoît Hoffmann (1760-1828), based on the play Der Tod Abels (1758) by the Swiss poet Salomon Gessner (1730-1788) (with elements added from John Milton's Paradise Lost)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, chorus, Orchestra
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