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Kokoschka's Doll

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Kokoschka's Doll

Melodrama for bass-baritone (narrating and singing) and ensemble

Text by John Casken and Barry Millington based on the letters and autobiography of Oskar Kokoschka


  • Instrumentation: saxophone, trumpet, piano, violin and amplified narrator
  • Edition: score
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: ED 13987

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description
Kokoschka’s Doll tells the story of the relationship between the great Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler. Kokoschka first met Alma in April 1912, less than a year after her husband Gustav had died, when he was invited to paint her portrait. Alma was herself a gifted pianist and composer and after she performed Isolde’s Liebestod for Kokoschka, he knew he would fall in love with her.

Their relationship was both passionate and tempestuous, and Kokoschka’s obsession with Alma became such that he made the bizarre decision to have a life-size doll made in her likeness. The drama of Kokoschka’s Doll unfolds from the painter’s untidy studio where, as an old man, he remembers the relationship they once enjoyed.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Deborah Calland and Barry Millington for Counterpoise and with funding by the RVW Trust
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3772-3
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886032637
Uraufführung : 9. Juli 2017 Cheltenham, Parabola Arts Centre (UK) Cheltenham Music Festival 2017 · Counterpoise; John Tomlinson, bass
Year of composition: 2016
instrumentation: ssax(asax)-tpt-pno-vln
page number: 72
Performances
2019-07-19 | Pulborough (United Kingdom), Champs Hill — 19.30
2019-05-25 | Alwinton (United Kingdom), Church of St Michael and All Angels — 19.30
2019-05-24 | Berwick-upon-Tweed (United Kingdom), Berwick Maltings — 19.30
2018-11-13 | Downshire Hill (United Kingdom), St John\'s Church — 19:30
2018-05-16 | Newbury (United Kingdom), Corn Exchange — 19:30
2018-04-10 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Holywell Music Room — 20:30
2017-07-19 | Buxton (United Kingdom), St John\'s Church — 19:30
2017-07-15 | Deal (United Kingdom), St George\'s Church — 19:30
2017-07-09 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Parabola Arts Centre — 15:00 | World Premiere
Kokoschka’s Doll tells the story of the relationship between the great Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka and Alma Mahler. Kokoschka first met Alma in April 1912, less than a year after her husband Gustav had died, when he was invited to paint her portrait. Alma was herself a gifted pianist and composer and after she performed Isolde’s Liebestod for Kokoschka, he knew he would fall in love with her.

Their relationship was both passionate and tempestuous, and Kokoschka’s obsession with Alma became such that he made the bizarre decision to have a life-size doll made in her likeness. The drama of Kokoschka’s Doll unfolds from the painter’s untidy studio where, as an old man, he remembers the relationship they once enjoyed.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Deborah Calland and Barry Millington for Counterpoise and with funding by the RVW Trust
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3772-3
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
UPC: 841886032637
Uraufführung : 9. Juli 2017 Cheltenham, Parabola Arts Centre (UK) Cheltenham Music Festival 2017 · Counterpoise; John Tomlinson, bass
Year of composition: 2016
instrumentation: ssax(asax)-tpt-pno-vln
page number: 72
2019-07-19 | Pulborough (United Kingdom), Champs Hill — 19.30
2019-05-25 | Alwinton (United Kingdom), Church of St Michael and All Angels — 19.30
2019-05-24 | Berwick-upon-Tweed (United Kingdom), Berwick Maltings — 19.30
2018-11-13 | Downshire Hill (United Kingdom), St John\'s Church — 19:30
2018-05-16 | Newbury (United Kingdom), Corn Exchange — 19:30
2018-04-10 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Holywell Music Room — 20:30
2017-07-19 | Buxton (United Kingdom), St John\'s Church — 19:30
2017-07-15 | Deal (United Kingdom), St George\'s Church — 19:30
2017-07-09 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Parabola Arts Centre — 15:00 | World Premiere