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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
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Subgenre: Opera
Scoring: 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 (Text writer/Librettist)
Sophocles (Text writer/Librettist)
Leeuw, Ton de (Composer)
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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