Maria-Triptychon
For soprano solo, violin solo and orchestra

Year of composition

1968

Duration

22'

Scored for

Soprano solo, violin solo and orchestra: 2 2 2 3 - 2 2 1 0 - harp - piano - strings
I. Ave Maria - II. Magnificat - III. Stabat Mater
Magnificat and Stabat Mater can be performed separately.

Publication information

Universal Edition (UE14921); study score available at Musikproduktion Hoeflich (mph359)

Text(s)

Ave Maria and Magnificat (Luke 1, 44-55) in German, translated by Martin Luther (1483-1546); Stabat Mater in original Latin version.

Commentary

Dedication: ‘für Irmgard Seefried und Wolfgang Schneiderhan gerschrieben’

Premiere

World premiere: Rotterdam (NL), 13 November 1969. Irmgard Seefried, soprano; Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin; Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest; Jean Fournet, conductor

Recordings (selective list)

  • Irmgard Seefried, soprano
    Wolfgang Schneiderhahn, violin
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Frank Martin, conductor
    (mono live-recording: 1970)
    Jecklin-Disco JD 645-2 ℗ 1990 (FMS016)

  • Muriel Cantoreggi, violin
    Juliane Banse, soprano
    German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
    Christoph Poppen, conductor
    ECM 2015 ℗ 2008 (FMS002)

  • Lynda Russell, soprano
    Duncan Riddell, violin
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Matthias Bamert, conductor
    CHANDOS CHAN 9411 ℗ + © 1995 (FMS117)

  • Sara Ganz, soprano
    Stuart Canin, violin
    Berkeley Symphonic Orchestra
    Stuart Canin, conductor
    New Albion Records NA086CD ℗ + © 1996 (FMS128)

  • Edith Mathis, soprano
    Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin
    Schweizerisches Festspielorchester
    Jean Fournet, conductor
    PALETTE SCHWAN PAL - 1086 ℗ 1988 (FMS161)

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