Die Liebe der Danae, Op.83 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Verlag Dr. Richard Strauss, 1944. Plate A. 9033 F.
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Work Title Die Liebe der Danae
Alternative. Title The Love of Danae
Name Translations El amor de Dánae; Любовь Данаи; ダナエの愛; 다나에의 사랑; 達奈的愛情; Danae szerelme
Name Aliases Liebe der Danae; op. 83; Heitere Mythologie in drei Akten; El amor de Danae; 達妮之愛
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 176654877; LCCN: n87802597; GND: 4389969-9; BNF: 139199151
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.83 ; TrV 278
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 49
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938-40
First Performance. 1944-08-16 in Salzburg, Festspielhaus
Salzburg Festival, Clemens Krauss (conductor)
First Publication. 1944
Librettist Joseph Gregor (1888-1960)
Language German
Dedication Heinz Tietjen
Average DurationAvg. Duration 123-180 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus (SATB), orchestra
Jupiter: (baritone)
Merkur (Mercury): (tenor)
Pollux, King of Eos: (tenor)
Danae, Pollux's daughter: (soprano)
Xanthe, Pollux's servant: (soprano)
Midas, King of Lydia: (tenor)
Semele, a Queen: (soprano)
Europa, a Queen: (soprano)
Alkmene, a Queen: (mezzo soprano)
Leda, a Queen: (contralto)
Four Kings, nephews to Pollux: (2 tenors, 2 basses)
Four Guards (Watchmen): (basses)

Mixed Chorus (SATB)

Creditors, servants and followers of Pollux and Danae, people


piccolo, 3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn,
clarinet (E), 2 clarinets
basset horn, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns , 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, bass tuba
timpani, percussion (2 players):
(bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, cymbals, triangle, tambourine, tam-tam, glockenspiel)
celesta, piano, 2 harps, strings (16,16,12,10,8)
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