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Sinfonia N. 6

Sinfonia N. 6

für zwei Orchester


  • Instrumentation: 2 orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Symphony No. 6 was created in the late 1960s, and was first performed in Havana on 26. November 1969 by the Cuban National Orchestra under my direction. This symphony reflects not only the excited atmosphere of awakening during those years but also my efforts to include in the composition the large number of new human and artistic stimuli that I experienced at that time. So the banjo starts to play a Vietnamese song of freedom ("Stars in the Night"), later the first bars of Mikis Theodorakis hymn of freedom is heard. The second movement is based on the poem "Fe de erratas" (errata sheet) by Miguel Barnet. In the original version, the three parts of the symphony merge without interruption. In the revised version, I separated them to make it easier for the audience to register the caesuras which are also internal caesuras as regards content.
Apart from strengthening the string sound, the most significant alternation in comparison to the first version is that I fully composed all of the "aleatoric" passages and pitches which originally were to be freely improvised as was the fashion at that time. Thus I wanted to free them the realm of chance and indeterminacy and to bring them back into my artistic control.
- Hans Werner Henze
Details
Content text: I Allegro con moto
II Lento
III Allegro vivace
Performance duration: 40'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 26. November 1969 La Habana (CU) · Dirigent: Hans Werner Henze · Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Uraufführung der Urfassung 1969)

8. Dezember 1994 München, Gasteig, Philharmonie (D) · Dirigent: Ingo Metzmacher · Münchner Philharmoniker (Uraufführung der Neufassung 1994)
Year of composition: 1969, rev. 1994
instrumentation: Orchester I: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 0 · Engl. Hr. · 0 · Bassklar. · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 0 · 3 · 0 - S (I: 3 Bong. · Glsp. · Vibr.; III: Tamt. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Metallplatte · 3 Kuhgl.) - Git. (auch Banjo oder Charango mit Kontaktmikr. ad lib.) · Hfe. · Klav. - Str. (6 · 6 · 6 · 6 · 4)
Orchester II: 0 · Altfl. · 2 · 2 (2. auch Piccoloklar.) · Tenorsax. · 0 - 2 · 3 (3. auch Trp. in hoch B) · 0 · 0 - P. S. (II: Mar. · hg. Bambusstäbe · Kettenrassel auf Beck. · Kettenrassel auf Paukenfell · Marimba; IV: 3 hg. Beck. · Tamt. · 9 Tomt. · Guiro · Metallplatte) - E-Org. (Beat-Org.) - Violine mit Kontaktmikr. - Str. (6 · 6 · 6 · 6 · 4)
Performances
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
2012-09-13 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck; Orchestra Haydn
2007-09-07 | Schwaz (Austria), Tennishalle — 20.00 Uhr | national Premiere
Conductor: Pascal Rophé
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2003-02-07 | Paris (France), Maison de Radio France, Salle Olivier Me — 20.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Orchestra: Odense Symfoniorkester
2002-11-07 | Odense (Denmark), Koncerthus, Carl Nielsen Salen — 20.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2001-11-16 | München (Germany), Residenz, Herkulessaal — 20.00 Uhr - Hans Werner Henze zu Ehren
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Orchestra: RNCM Symphony Orchestra
1998-11-14 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Sema Group Concert Hall — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-13 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 19.30 Uhr - Jugendkonzert
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-12 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-11 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-09 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-08 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr | World Premiere (Revision)
Conductor: John Pritchard
1984-01-01 | London (United Kingdom), Maida Vale Studios
Conductor: Horst Neumann
Orchestra: Leipziger Symphonieorchester
1977-11-08 | Leipzig (Germany)
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
1972-03-03 | München (Germany), Residenz, Herkulessaal
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: London Symphonie Orchestra
1971-12-07 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
1970-10-03 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
1970-09-01 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: American Symphony Orchestra
1970-03-08 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Bruno Maderna
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
1970-02-07 | Rom (Italy), Foro Italico | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional
1969-11-26 | La Habana (Cuba) | World Premiere
Sound Clips
Sound Clip - 1st movement (beginning)
Audio Stream
Symphony No. 6 was created in the late 1960s, and was first performed in Havana on 26. November 1969 by the Cuban National Orchestra under my direction. This symphony reflects not only the excited atmosphere of awakening during those years but also my efforts to include in the composition the large number of new human and artistic stimuli that I experienced at that time. So the banjo starts to play a Vietnamese song of freedom ("Stars in the Night"), later the first bars of Mikis Theodorakis hymn of freedom is heard. The second movement is based on the poem "Fe de erratas" (errata sheet) by Miguel Barnet. In the original version, the three parts of the symphony merge without interruption. In the revised version, I separated them to make it easier for the audience to register the caesuras which are also internal caesuras as regards content.
Apart from strengthening the string sound, the most significant alternation in comparison to the first version is that I fully composed all of the "aleatoric" passages and pitches which originally were to be freely improvised as was the fashion at that time. Thus I wanted to free them the realm of chance and indeterminacy and to bring them back into my artistic control.
- Hans Werner Henze
Content text: I Allegro con moto
II Lento
III Allegro vivace
Performance duration: 40'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 26. November 1969 La Habana (CU) · Dirigent: Hans Werner Henze · Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Uraufführung der Urfassung 1969)

8. Dezember 1994 München, Gasteig, Philharmonie (D) · Dirigent: Ingo Metzmacher · Münchner Philharmoniker (Uraufführung der Neufassung 1994)
Year of composition: 1969, rev. 1994
instrumentation: Orchester I: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 0 · Engl. Hr. · 0 · Bassklar. · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 0 · 3 · 0 - S (I: 3 Bong. · Glsp. · Vibr.; III: Tamt. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Metallplatte · 3 Kuhgl.) - Git. (auch Banjo oder Charango mit Kontaktmikr. ad lib.) · Hfe. · Klav. - Str. (6 · 6 · 6 · 6 · 4)
Orchester II: 0 · Altfl. · 2 · 2 (2. auch Piccoloklar.) · Tenorsax. · 0 - 2 · 3 (3. auch Trp. in hoch B) · 0 · 0 - P. S. (II: Mar. · hg. Bambusstäbe · Kettenrassel auf Beck. · Kettenrassel auf Paukenfell · Marimba; IV: 3 hg. Beck. · Tamt. · 9 Tomt. · Guiro · Metallplatte) - E-Org. (Beat-Org.) - Violine mit Kontaktmikr. - Str. (6 · 6 · 6 · 6 · 4)
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Orchestra: Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
2012-09-13 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Johannes Kalitzke
Orchestra: Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck; Orchestra Haydn
2007-09-07 | Schwaz (Austria), Tennishalle — 20.00 Uhr | national Premiere
Conductor: Pascal Rophé
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2003-02-07 | Paris (France), Maison de Radio France, Salle Olivier Me — 20.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Orchestra: Odense Symfoniorkester
2002-11-07 | Odense (Denmark), Koncerthus, Carl Nielsen Salen — 20.00 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2001-11-16 | München (Germany), Residenz, Herkulessaal — 20.00 Uhr - Hans Werner Henze zu Ehren
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Orchestra: RNCM Symphony Orchestra
1998-11-14 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Sema Group Concert Hall — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-13 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 19.30 Uhr - Jugendkonzert
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-12 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-11 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 11.00 Uhr
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-09 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher
Orchestra: Münchner Philharmoniker
1994-12-08 | München (Germany), Gasteig, Philharmonie — 20.00 Uhr | World Premiere (Revision)
Conductor: John Pritchard
1984-01-01 | London (United Kingdom), Maida Vale Studios
Conductor: Horst Neumann
Orchestra: Leipziger Symphonieorchester
1977-11-08 | Leipzig (Germany)
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
1972-03-03 | München (Germany), Residenz, Herkulessaal
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: London Symphonie Orchestra
1971-12-07 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
1970-10-03 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
1970-09-01 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: American Symphony Orchestra
1970-03-08 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Bruno Maderna
Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
1970-02-07 | Rom (Italy), Foro Italico | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Werner Henze
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional
1969-11-26 | La Habana (Cuba) | World Premiere
Sound Clip - 1st movement (beginning)
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