Der Bürger als Edelmann, TrV 228b (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1918. Plate A. 9034 F.
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See also: Der Bürger als Edelmann, suite, Op.60-IIIa

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Work Title Der Bürger als Edelmann
Alternative. Title Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.60-III ; TrV 228b
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1912, revised 1917
First Performance. 1912-10-25 in Stuttgart (in Ariadne auf Naxos)
1918-04-09 in Berlin
First Publication. 1918
Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929), after Molière (1622–1673)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 65 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
2 flutes (also piccolos), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn),
2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (2nd also contrabassoon)
2 horns, trumpet, trombone
timpani, 3 percussion (cymbals, tambourine, triangle, bass drum, snare drum, glockenspiel)
piano, harp, strings (6 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 basses)
Related Works Originally part of Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60
External Links Wikipedia article
R. Strauss QV