ALFRED SCHNITTKE: PEER GYNT WITH ANITRA'S DANCE

MS 5510
MS Short Title ALFRED SCHNITTKE: PEER GYNT WITH ANITRA'S DANCE
Text ALFRED SCHNITTKE: PEER GYNT; BALLET IN 3 ACTS, CONTINUITY SHORT SCORE DRAFT WITH INSTRUMENTATION ADDED THROUGHOUT; WITH ANITRA'S DANCE
Description MS in Italian, German and Russian on paper, Hamburg, 1987, 69 pp., 42x29 cm, single column, (37x24 cm), ruled with 21 staves, in 2-4 stave notation. Anitra's Dance: 1989, 2 pp., 32x24 cm, single column, (27x19 cm), 18 ruled staves in double staff notation, photocopy of the autograph short score draft with extensive autograph corrections, exhaustive details of scoring added to the short score with the required instruments for any one passage listed and totted up in the margins, signed.
Binding Hamburg, 1987, wrappers of Musikverlag Hans Sikorski. Provenance: 1. Alfred Schnittke, Hamburg (1987-1998); 2. Sotheby's 30.11.2011:159 & 165.
Provenance 1. Alfred Schnittke, Hamburg (1987-1998); 2. Sotheby's 30.11.2011:159 & 165.
Commentary The ballet score for Ibsen's Peer Gynt has been described as perhaps Schnittke's (1934-1998) most all-embracing composition, his highly personal magnum opus, with the composer's polystylistic approach to composition. It was first performed at Hamburg State Opera 22 January 1989 with choreography by John Neumeier. The copious alterations and revisions in this complex and highly detailed MS, reveal the composer developing and orchestrating in detail his initial short-score continuity draft. So it is prepared for being written out in full score final version as the next stage.
Place of origin Hamburg
Dates 1987

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