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El Cimarron

Biography of the runaway slave Esteban Montejo. Recital for four musicians

By Hans Werner Henze

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Baritone, flute, guitar, percussion (Mitwirkende: Bariton - Flotist (Picc. * Fl. * Altfl. * Bassfl. * Ryuteki [oder Picc.] * Mundharm. [Harmonetta] * Trillerpf. * Maultrommel) - Gitarrist - Schlagzeuger (3 Fingerzimb. * Vibr. * Marimba * 3 Herdengl. * 3 hg. Beck. * 2 Tamt. * 13 Tomt. [chrom.)
Biography of the runaway slave Esteban Montejo. Recital for four musicians. Composed by Hans Werner Henze (1926-). Arranged by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Schott. Playing score. Composed 1969-1970. 95 pages. Duration 76'. Schott Music #ED 6741. Published by Schott Music (HL.49006600).

Item Number: HL.49006600

16.25x23 inches. Spanish - German.

The making of El Cimarron began in about 1986, with a conversation I had with Hans Magnus Enzensberger about the difficulties of writing political songs today that would go beyond the achievements of Eisler, Weill and Dessau in this field. It seemed to me that I might try to tackle the problem by writing a cycle with a variety of musical materials out of which perhaps something novel might emerge in a new and different context, almost by chance. Enzensberger told me of the recent publication of a biography by Esteban Montejo, an old Afrocuban who lived in Havana and who recalled his adolescence as a slave, and suggested that I should set episodes from this book that he, Enzensberger, would select for my experimentation.El Cimarron, however, did not turn into a cycle of songs and was, indeed, not even intended as such - what came out of the work is a new form of theatrical music making.Singer, flautist and guitarist are occasionally required to play percussion instruments.- Hans Werner Henze.

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  • I Die Welt 
  • II Der Cimarron 
  • III Die Sklaverei 
  • IV Die Flucht 
  • V Der Wald 
  • VI Die Geister 
  • VII Die falsche Freiheit 
  • VIII Die Frauen 
  • IX Die Maschinen 
  • X Die Pfarrer 
  • XI Der Aufstand 
  • XII Die Schlacht von Mal Tiempo 
  • XIII Der schlechte Sieg 
  • XIV Die Freundlichkeit 
  • XV Das Messer 
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