Canto General

composer: Mikis Theodorakis
text writer: Pablo Neruda

(Original Version), AST 217

Oratorio for mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone, mixed chorus and fifteen instruments in thirteen movements
text by Pablo Neruda

Language: Spanish
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Premiere: ca. 1974 Paris (F)
Orchestra instrumentation: 3fl(or 3 bouzoukis)-timp.5perc(glsp, xyl, vib, 2mar(or 2 xyl), cel, tri, cym, cym(pair), cow bell, gong, chin. gong, 2tam-t, tamb, 4bng, 2s.d, military drum, ind. tom-t, 4tom-t, b.d, drum set, chimes, guiro, marac, sistrum, reco reco, casts, clav, wdbl, tempbl, 2whips)-3gtr(3.12 strings).bgtr(or db).2pno
Publisher: Schott Music
Duration: 115' 0''
Year of composition: 1972-1980
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I Algunas Bestias - II Voy a Vivir - III Los Libertadores - IV A mi Partido - V Lautaro - VI Vienen Los Pajaros - VII Sandino
VIII Neruda Requiem Eternam
IX La United Fruit Co. - X Vegetaciones - XI Amor America
XII A Emiliano Zapata
XIII America insurrecta


Canto General  (1993)

Mikis Theodorakis

Frangiskos Voutsinos
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Show past performances

May 17th, 2015

ad hoc-Orchester - Konzertchor Klangwerk Luzern - Moana N. Labbate KKL - Luzern - Switzerland

June 20th, 2015

Orchester der Musikgemeinschaft Marl - Chor der Musikgemeinschaft Marl; Projektchor des Albert-Schweitzer-/Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasiums - Wolfgang Endrös Theater - Marl - Germany

Other editions

ER 86-1 = vocal score (paperback)
ER 86 = vocal score (hardcover)


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