Capriccio, Op.85 (Strauss, Richard)

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Daphnis (2008/11/29)

Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, 1942.
London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1942 (co-publisher)
Misc. Notes Composer listed as copyright claimant: "Copyright Richard Strauss, 1942."
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Arrangements and Transcription

Sextett, TrV 279a

For 4 Violins and 2 Cellos (Strauss)

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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943.
Misc. Notes First published 1943
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General Information

Work Title Capriccio
Alternative. Title Ein Konversationsstück für Musik (A Conversation Piece for Music)
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.85 ; TrV 279
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 12
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 act
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1940-41
First Performance. 1942-10-28 in Munich, Nationaltheater
Bavarian State Opera, Clemens Krauss (conductor)
First Publication. 1942
Librettist Composer and Clemens Krauss (1893–1954)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 130 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Countess Madeleine, a young widow (soprano)
Clairon, an actress (contralto)
Flamand, a musician (tenor)
Olivier, a poet (baritone)
The Count, brother of Countess Madeleine (baritone)
La Roche, a theatre director (bass)
Monsieur Taupe, a prompter (tenor)
2 Italian singers: (soprano, tenor)
Major-domo (bass)
8 servants: (4 tenors, 4 basses)
A young dancer: (silent role)
Chorus (SATB)
Musicians and servants
Pit Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, clarinet (C), 2 clarinets (B)
basset horn, bass clarinet (B), 3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns (F, E, E, D, C), 2 trumpets (C, B), 3 trombones
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, harpsichord, 2 harps, strings (16,16,10,10,6)
On-Stage Ensemble
harpsichord, violin, cello
Backstage Ensemble
String Sextet (4 violins, 2 violas)
External Links Wikipedia article
Opera Guide
Boosey & Hawkes page

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