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Mass in C major Op. 86

Urtext based on the new Complete Edition (G. Henle Verlag)

By Ludwig van Beethoven

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Soprano voice solo, alto voice solo, tenor voice solo, bass voice solo, mixed choir and orchestra (solos: SATB - choir: SATB - 2.2.2.2. - 2.2.0.0. - timp - org - str)
Urtext based on the new Complete Edition (G. Henle Verlag). Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Jeremiah W. McGrann. Arranged by Siegfried Petrenz. Edition Breitkopf.

The study score (,,Studien-Edition) is available at G. Henle Verlag.

Classical period. Vocal score. Breitkopf and Haertel #EB-10581. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.EB-10581).

Item Number: BR.EB-10581

ISBN 979-0-004-18264-2. 7.5 x 10.5 in inches.

All conducting scores and orchestral parts as well as piano-vocal scores and choral parts are thus obtainable exclusively from Breitkopf & Hartel. The study scores (,,Studien-Editionen) remain within the G. Henle Verlag and can be ordered there.

As is often the case with Beethoven's orchestral works, there are several often contradictory sources arising from the material used at the first performance and from the first edition, which call for the knowledgeable assessment of a specialist. Editor Jeremiah W. McGrann takes Breitkopf's original edition as the main source, in spite of the shortcomings caused by a lack of time, and places particular emphasis on the aspect of the organ's figured bass. Two authentic readings have been transmitted, and are thus both printed in the score. The newly revised orchestral material contains a new organ part that has been realized by Siegfried Petrenz and fulfills every requirement for a stylistically authentic performance.



is the journey or search for Simorgh a bird king. The journey ends when 30 birds have reached their goal (Simorgh). They then realize that it was an inward journey and search since each one of them carries his own Simorgh within him. At the same time the opera develops the theme of the search of the male beloved (Amado) for the female beloved (Amada) and his union with her - a union that is envisioned as both physical and mystical. The opera thematizes the dream of distant lands the journey and the dream of the search for God the beloved the bird king Simorgh and of an allencompassing love.

Press commentaries:
,, El viaje a Simorgh' unfolds very slowly and calmly above often sustained basses in richly proliferating sonorities that comprise electronically produced spatial effects as well as stylistic quotes. There can be no doubt about the composer's skill and craftsmanship or about his imaginativeness. (Peter Hagmann Neue Zurcher Zeitung)
,,Sanchez-Verdu has brilliantly transposed the images evoked by Goytisolo yet he also manages to disengage himself from them. (Hans-Gunter Kellner DeutschlandRadio)
,,The Teatro Real sharpens its own profile with the ambitious new production. (Eleonore Buning FAZ)

,,El viaje a Simorgh was commissioned by the Teatro Real which thus continues its successful tradition of fostering new works. The music and libretto are by one of Spain's leading composers Algeciras-born Jose M. Sanchez-Verdu. The stage production is the work of the high-profile visual artist Frederic Amat and the libretto is based on the novella ,,Las virtudes del pajaro solitario by Juan Goytisolo as well as on poems and texts by San Juan de la Cruz Ibn al Farid Fariduddin al-Attar ,,El cantar de los cantares (translated by Fray Luis de Leon) and Leonardo da Vinci.
In the words of the composer ,,El viaje a Simorgh (The Way to Simorgh) is based on a Sufi tale by Attar (Persia 12th century). It is the journey or search for Simorgh a bird king. The journey ends when 30 birds have reached their goal (Simorgh). They then realize that it was an inward journey and search since each one of them carries his own Simorgh within him. At the same time the opera develops the theme of the search of the male beloved (Amado) for the female beloved (Amada) and his union with her - a union that is envisioned as both physical and mystical. The opera thematizes the dream of distant lands the journey and the dream of the search for God the beloved the bird king Simorgh and of an all-encompassing love.

Photo (c) by Julian de Domingo


Bibliography:

Sanchez-Verdu Jose M.: ,,Lo peor que puede hacer un compositor es quedarse encerrado. Der Komponist im Gesprach mit Juan Antonio Llorente in: Doce Notas Heft 56 (April/Mai 2007) S. 8-11.

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