for Soprano and Bass Solos and Orchestra

Year of comp.: 1978
Duration: 24’
Text: Thomas Mann’s tetralogy „Joseph and his Brothers”
Commissioned by Hungarian Radio

Parts: 1. Rachel’s impatient love – Rachels ungeduldige Liebeserklärung
2. Jacob reassuring Rachel – Jaakob tröstet Rachel
3. Rachel’s farewell – Rachels Abschied

Orchestration: 4 Fls,-3Obs-Crumhorn*)- 3 Cls.-3 Bsn. 4-3-3-1 Timp.-Percs- Harf – Cel.-Strings

Premiere: 1982 Budapest, Concert Hall of the F.Liszt University
Performed by: Veronika Kincses (S) László Polgár (B)†
Budapest Symph. Orch. (Hungarian Radio Orchestra)
Conducted by: György Lehel †

Recording: Hungaroton SLPX
Hungarian Radio

*) Krummhorn – Cromorno Soprano

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