|Composition Year||1855 ?|
|Genre Categories||; ; ; ; ; ; ;; ; ;|
|Work Title||The Tempest|
|Alternative. Title||Der Sturm von Shakespeare|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.134|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IWT 58|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1855 ?|
|First Performance.||1857-6-24 Weimar, Großherzogliches Hoftheater|
|First Publication.||1856 (?)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
|Instrumentation||Voices, chorus and orchestra. Overture: Piccolo, Flutes, Oboes, Clarinets in B♭, Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, Trumpets in F, Timpani, Trombones, Tuba, Strings. Ophicleide, Triangle, Gran Cassa in incidental music (see below)|
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B&H pub. overture in 1863, not 1865 (is tag accurate? the piece itself is incidental music, not a symphonic poem, to which No.1 is the overture for orchestra only. without more of the piece, hard to tag- don't know full lineup of singers if any, or language used - Schissel) Meyerbeer mentions the incidental music (which this is) in a diary entry (28 November 1861) ("the instrumental pieces contain lovely things, the vocal ones are less interesting"). no word anywhere on whether a chorus is involved in any of them?. BSB seems to have this in publication and manuscript, with choral and instrumental breakdown listed in their catalog-
"vl solo, vl 1 (5x), vl 2 (5x), vla (3x), vlc (3x), cb (3x), fl.picc, fl 1 and 2, ob 1 and 2, cl 1 and 2, fag 1 and 2, cor 1, 2, 3, 4, tr 1, 2, trb 1, 2, 3, ophicleide, timp, gran cassa, piatti, tamb; sul palco: directorium, vla 1 and vl 2, vla 2, vlc, cb, fl. picc, fl, ob 1, 2, cl 1, 2, fag 1, 2, cor 2, triangolo" for instruments, and " S 1 (8x), S 2 (7x), T 1 (3x), T 1 and 2, T 2 (4x), B 1 (3x), B 2 (4x)" for chorus.
Date 1855 from a 1893 dictionary entry.