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Der neue Orpheus, Op. 16 (1925)

Cantata for soprano, solo violin and orchestra.
Text by Iwan Goll.

Performance Information

Performance Information

English title: The New Orpheus
Orchestra: 2 (2 picc).2.2.2;; harp, timp, perc; strings without violins (6 viola I, 6 viola II, 6 cello I, 6 cello II, 8 double basses).
Duration: 18 minutes
Critical edition: Kurt Weill Edition, Series II, volume 2 (full score and text)
Published Editions: piano-vocal score with solo violin part, Universal Edition, UE 35 049 (based on critical edition)
full score (rental only), UE 8471
Performance Materials: USA, UK, BREV: EAMC
All other territories: UE
First performance: March 2, 1927, Berlin, Delia Reinhardt, vocalist, Rudolf Deman, violin, Erich Kleiber, cond.

Guide to orchestration, territory abbreviations, and publishers' symbols.


Canterino CD CNT 1073 Gabriele Rossmanith, soprano, Volker Worlitzsch, violinist, Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR, Cord Garben, cond.
ASV CD DCA 987 Carole Farley, soprano, Michael Guttman, violinist, Rheinische Philharmonie, José Serebrier, cond.
Capriccio CD 60 106 Kathryn Harries, soprano, Michael Davis, violinist, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, cond. (with Royal Palace)