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6. Sinfonie

Chinesische Lieder
for baritone, erhu solo and orchestra
baritone and orchestra
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The history of the symphony is full of curiosities, ranging from works that are extremely long or scored for extensive instrumental forces to those of dubious authorship. There are also famous symphonies labelled as No. 0, works with alternate or multiple opus numbers, and a wealth of ‘unfinished’ symphonies. Krzysztof Penderecki’s 6. Sinfonie can also be included in this category, since his Seventh and Eighth were completed decades ago.

This work is comprised of eight songs on Chinese texts connected by solo intermezzos played on the Chinese stringed instrument, erhu. As in his two preceding works, the focus here is on vowels. This work, however, is scored for smaller orchestral forces and possesses a more intimate chamber music character, at times with greater melancholy than before. Penderecki has declared this symphony to be his farewell from the genre, although we know from experience that anything is possible with symphonies.

Orchestral Cast

2 (2. auch Picc. und Altfl.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 1 · Bassklar. · 1 - 4 (2 Hr. aus der Ferne) · 2 · 1 · 0 - P. S. (Crot. · Glsp. · Röhrengl. · Vibr. · Marimba · Trgl. · Schellenbaum · hg. Beck. · Beckenpaar · Tamt. · O-Daiko · gr. Tr.) (3 Spieler) - Hfe. · Cel. - Erhu · Str.


I Die geheimnisvolle Flöte (Li-Tai-Po)
II In der Fremde (Li-Tai-Po)
III Auf dem Flusse (Thu-Fu)
IV Die wilden Schwäne (Ly-Y-Han)
V Verzweiflung (Ly-Y-Han)
VI Mondnacht (Thang-Schi-Yie-Tsai)
VII Nächtliches Bild (Tschan-Jo-Su)
VIII Das Flötenlied des Herbstes (Thu-Fu)

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6. Sinfonie
Chinesische Lieder
for baritone, erhu solo and orchestra
based on poems by Li-Tai-Po, Thu-Fu, Ly-Y-Han, Thang-Schi-Yie-Tsai and Tschan-Jo-Su in the German adaption by Hans Bethge
Performance material
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2008 - 2017
25 ′
World Premiere:
September 24, 2017 · Guangzhou (CN)
Xinghai Concert Hall
Yuan Chenye, baritone · Conductor: Long Yu · Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Commissioned work :
Auftragswerk der Dresdner Philharmonie und des Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

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LS 5944-01
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