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Leeuw, Ton de

Ton de Leeuw was born on November 16, 1926 in Rotterdam. He died on May 31, 1996 in Paris (France). In 1949, after some years of composition lessons with Henk Badings, ...

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Axel : opera in drie akten / Reinbert de Leeuw - Harry Mulisch - Jan van Vlijmen, libretto naar Villiers de l'Isle Adam

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De passie van Johannes Mattheus Lanckohr : een opera, 1977 / libretto Jo Janssen, Daan Manneke

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Subgenre: Opera
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François Villon : opéra en 1 acte et 3 tableaux / partition chant & piano, par Sem Dresden

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Antigone : muziekdrama, naar een vrije bewerking van Sophocles door de componist = drame musical, d'après une interpretation libre de l'oeuvre de Sophocle par le compositeur, 1991 / Ton de Leeuw

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1991
Publisher's number: 07760
Genre: Opera, musical theatre
Subgenre: Opera
Instruments: sopr/sopr-m MK3 GK4 0222 2020 3perc pf 2vc cb synth
Remarks: Voor sopraan (of mezzosopraan), mannenkoor TBB, koor SATB, 2 hobo's (tevens althobo's), 2 klarinetten (2e tevens altsaxofoon), 2 fagotten, 2 hoorns, 2 trombones (2e tevens bastrombone), 2 cello's, contrabas, piano, synthesizer en 3 slagwerkers. - Alleen Franse tekst. - Tekst apart afgedrukt. - Met samenvatting van de inhoud. - Met voorw. - In opdracht van de N.O.S. radio en het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - T.g.v. het Edu Verhulst Memorial. - Tijdsduur: ca. 55'-60'
Duration: 60'00"
Year of composition: 1991
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Leeuw, Ton de (librettist)
Sophocles (librettist)
Description:
Program note (English): Rather than an expressionistic approach, there is lucid, reserved intensity, sober vocal line with a nearly liturgical character, and - despite the apparent simplicity - strict modal cyclicity (as has been outlined for example in the doctoral thesis written by Dr R. de Groot: "Compositie en intentie van Ton de Leeuws muziek" [Composition and intention in the music of Ton de Leeuw], University of Amsterdam).
Rather than being set as a confrontation between individuals, three of the four roles are interpreted by choirs. The only soloist is Antigone but neither does her role dominate.
A stylised approach rather than realism. To give an example, in the dialogue between Antigone and Ismene, the characters sing their thoughts simultaneously rather than in alternation with each other. - TON DE LEEUW

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