Totentanz

(2013)

by Thomas Adès

Description
mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra
Duration
35
Genres
Solo Voices with Orchestra
Text
Unknown
Instrumentation
3(I+II=picc.III=picc+afl).3(III=ca).3(I in Bb+A=Ebcl.II in A=bcl.III in A=bcl with low C).3(II=cbsn.III=contraforte or cbsn with low A) – 4.3(all=fl.hn).2.btrbn.contrabass tuba – timp(=rototoms) – perc(6/8): glsp/xyl/vib/mar/crot/t.bells/2 bell plates/2 gongs/4 anvils/steel sheet/2 tam-t/6-12 susp.cym/cyms/kit hi-hat/4 SD/TD (with snares)/2 military TD/taiko/kit BD/cym on BD/BD/2 swanee whistles/referee’s whistle/2 siren whistles/3 whips/2 clappers/2 plastic mcas/2 ratchets/large guero/tamb/bamboo canes/bones – harp – pno(=cel) – strings
Languages
German
Commission

Commissioned by Robin Boyle in memory of Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994) and of his wife Danuta.

First Performance
17.7.2013, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK: Christianne Stotijn/Simon Keenleyside/BBC SO/Thomas Adès
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