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The Raven

Monodrama for mezzo-soprano and 12 players
based on "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
mezzo-soprano and 12 players
Product number: LSJ 4632-01
Edition: Performance material

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When I read The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, it reminded me of the Japanese Noh play. A view of the world in the Noh is not anthropocentric. Some of the main characters in the Noh are animals and plants, and some are unearthly spirits. Poe describes the process of the collapse of the modern rational world, as a consequence of an invasion of the world by a weird animal ‘raven’ which lives in the other world. I considered this poem as a story of Noh and expressed it in the form of monodrama with mezzo-soprano and ensemble. Toshio Hosokawa

Orchestral Cast

afl(pic.fl.bfl).bcl(cl).tsax(asax)-tpt.tbn-perc(vib, 3tri, cym.ant, tam-t, 4bng, b.d, 4Jap.wind bells[Furin], 4rins on timp, whip)-pno-str(1.1.1.1.1)

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Title:
The Raven
Monodrama for mezzo-soprano and 12 players
based on "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
Language:
English
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music Co. Ltd., Tokyo
Year of composition:
2011 - 2012
Duration:
45 ′
World Premiere:
March 17, 2012 · Bruxelles (B)
La Raffinerie
Ars Musica 2012
Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano · Conductor: Toshio Hosokawa · United Instruments of Lucilin

(concert)
Commissioned work :
Commissioned by the United Instruments of Lucilin (Luxembourg)

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Product number:
LSJ 4632-01

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    November 13, 2022 | Innsbruck (Austria) , Vierundeinzig
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    Conductor: Michael Köck
    Orchestra: Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik
    November 12, 2022 | Imst (Austria) , Landesmusikschule
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    Conductor: Nacho de Paz
    Orchestra: Vertixe Sonora
    October 1, 2022 | Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain) , Auditorio Antonio Lecuona — National premiere
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    The Raven
    Conductor: Eiki Isomura
    Orchestra: The Opera Philadelphia Orchestra
    October 1, 2022 | Philadelphia (United States of America) , Merriam Theater
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