Friedenstag, Op.81 (Strauss, Richard)

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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Verlag Dr. Richard Strauss, 1938. Plate A9032F
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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General Information

Work Title Friedenstag
Alternative. Title Peace Day
Name Translations Bakearen eguna; Día de paz; Il giorno della pace; Dzień pokoju; Pactago; 平和の日; 평화의 날
Name Aliases Dia de paz; Opus 81
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 246174190; GND: 4237958-1; BNF: 14028447t
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.81 ; TrV 271
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 29
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 Act
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1935-36
First Performance. 1938-07-24 in Munich, Nationaltheater
Bavarian State Opera, Clemens Krauss (conductor)
First Publication. 1938
Librettist Joseph Gregor (1888-1960)
Language German
Dedication Viorica Ursuleac & Clemens Krauss
Average DurationAvg. Duration 80 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Commandant of the beleaguered town: (baritone)
Maria, the commandant's wife: (soprano)
A Sergeant-Major: (bass)
A corporal: (baritone or tenor)
A private soldier: (tenor)
A musketeer: (bass)
A bugler: (bass)
An officer: (baritone)
A front-line officer: (baritone)
A Piedmontese: (tenor)
The Holsteiner, commanding the besieging army: (bass)
The burgomaster (Mayor): (tenor)
The bishop: (baritone)
A woman of the people: (soprano)
Chorus (SATB)
Soldiers of the garrison and of the besieging army, elders of the town and
women of the deputation to the commandant, townspeople
Pit Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn, clarinet (C), 2 clarinets (B, A)
bass clarinet (B, A), 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (F, E, E, D), 4 trumpets (E, E, C, B), 4 trombones, bass tuba
Timpani, percussion:
(Bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, tam-tam)
Strings (16,16,12,10,8)
On-Stage Orchestra
Trumpet, glockenspiel, organ
External Links Wikipedia article
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