Capriccio, Op.85 (Strauss, Richard)

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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 Transcriptions

Sextett, TrV 279a

For 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos

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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1943.
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6 more: Violin 1 • Violin 2 • Viola 1 • Viola 2 • Cello 1 • Cello 2

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General Information

Work Title Capriccio
Alternative. Title Ein Konversationsstück für Musik (A Conversation Piece for Music)
Name Translations Капричо (опера); Capriccio (Strauss); Capriccio (opera); 카프리치오 (오페라); カプリッチョ (オペラ); Каприччио; 隨想曲; 随想曲
Name Aliases Capriccio (òpera); 隨想曲(歌劇)
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 180040287; LCCN: no97070959; GND: 300156375; BNF: 13919916c
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, mixed chorus (SATB), 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)

Mixed 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 (2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos)
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