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Die Nacht der Verlorenen

for baritone and ensemble
Text by Ingeborg Bachmann
baritone and ensemble
Edition: Performance material

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Die Nacht der Verlorenen was part of the event ”Free Radicals: a portrait of Thomas Larcher“ and marked the opening of the London Sinfonietta's season at Southbank Centre. This large-scale ensemble work is based on late fragments Bachmann left, probably never intending them for publication. ’Nowhere do we find that ”artless path”, of which the writer herself spoke, more clearly disclosed that in these fragments, scraps, bursts. However, this brittleness, this rawness, made the texts interesting to set. Here I was encountering not polished surfaces but instead rough stones, on to which I could hold and claw my way forward.’ (Thomas Larcher)

Orchestral Cast

1 (auch Picc. und Altfl.) · 1 · 2 (2. auch Bassklar.) · 1 (auch Kfg.) - 2 · 1 · 1 · 0 - S. (P. · 2 Glsp. · 2 Xyl. · Vibr. · 2 Marimba · div. hg. Beck. · Bell Tree · Bong. · 2 Indian Drums · Metal od. Glass Chimes · afrik. Rassel · 2 Flex. · Light Paper · Hexentric · Metallfolie · Waterphone · Cardboard Boxes · Aluminium Sticks) (2 Spieler u. die Instrumentalisten) - Akk. · präp. Klav. (auch Cel. u. Tastatur-Glsp.) - Str. (1 · 1 · 1 · 1 · 1)


I Alles verloren
II Für Ingmar Bergmann, der von der Wand weiß
III Im Lot
IV Memorial
V Die Nacht der Verlorenen / Das Ende der Liebe
VI So stürben wir, um ungetrennt zu sein

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Die Nacht der Verlorenen
for baritone and ensemble
Text by Ingeborg Bachmann
Performance material
Schott Music
Year of composition:
30 ′
World Premiere:
September 30, 2008 · London (UK)
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Matthias Goerne, baritone · Conductor: Martyn Brabbins · London Sinfonietta

Commissioned work :
commissioned by South Bank Centre London and Casa da Musica Porto

Technical Details

Product number:
LSL 10416-01
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