Antigone, Op.55 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 15
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1874-82. Plate M.B. 735.
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Language German
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1895). Plate 8367
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Work Title Antigone
Alternative. Title Muzik zu Antigone des Sophokles
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.55 ; MWV M 12
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 9
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 sections:
Overture (C minor, 101 bars)
1. "Strahl des Helios, schönstes Licht" (C major, 165 bars)
2. "Vieles Gewaltige lebt" (A major, 116 bars)
2a. "Dort naht vom Tor Ismene sich uns" (5 bars)
3. "Ihr Seligen, deren Geschick nie kostet' Unheil!" (F major, 189 bars)
4. "O Eros, Allsieger im Kampf" (G major, 182 bars)
5. "Noch toset des Sturmes Gewalt" (E minor, 165 bars)
6. Bacchus-Chor: "Vielnamiger! Wonn' und Stolz der Kadmos-Jungfrau" (D major, 207 bars)
7. "Hier kommt er ja selbst" (E major, 186 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1841
First Performance. 1841-10-28 in Potsdam, Schloßtheater (first production)
narrator, voices, male chorus, orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn (conductor)

1842-03-05 in in Leipzig (first public production)

First Publication. 1841 - Leipzig: Kistner // London: J. J. Ewer & Co.
Librettist Johann Jakob Christian Donner (1799-1875) and August Böckh (1785-1867)
after Sophocles
Language German
Dedication Friedrich Wilhelm IV
Average DurationAvg. Duration 55 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation narrator, voices (tenor, bass), double male chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, strings
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