Ariadne auf Naxos, L.476 (Benda, Georg)

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Misc. Notes "Ariadne auf Naxos zum Gebrauche gesellschaftlicher Theater auf zwey Violinen, eine Bratsche und ein Violoncell eingerichtet"
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General Information

Work Title Ariadne auf Naxos
Alternative. Title Arianna a Naxos; Ariane á Naxos; Ariadne paa Naxos
Composer Benda, Georg
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. LorB 476
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGB 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1775
First Performance. 1775-01-27in Gotha (Schloss Friedenstein)
First Publication. 1780 ?
Librettist Johann Christian Brandes (1735–1799), after Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg (1737–1823)
Language German. (French & Danish translations)
Dedication Erbprinzessin zu Hessen-Darmstadt
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Voices: 3 narrators (non-singing)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, 4 trumpets (clarini), timpani, 2 violins, viola, continuo
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Misc. Comments

"Duodrama" with spoken text. The two main characters are obviously Ariadne and Theseus, but there is a small third speaking role -- that of an Oreade (a mountain nymph).