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HARTMANN, K.A.: Simplicius Simplicissimus



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This new production of Karl Amadeus Hartmann's opera 'Simplicius Simplicissimus' at the Staatsoper Stuttgart is performed in its original chamber-music version. This devastating work, composed in the mid 1930s, provides a powerful vision of the horror of war Europe was to experience in the following decade. It was not performed or heard in Germany until after the Second World War. The opera tells the story of Simplicius, a humble shepherd boy, caught up in the terrible destruction brought by the Thirty Years' War of the 17th century. A symphonic version, which Hartmann composed in the fifties, superseded the chamber-music version. Because of its scanty musical texture, abruptness and intimate score, director Christof Nel chose to bring this chamber version to the stage.
Facts
Item number 101255
Barcode 807280125597
Release date 01/10/2007
Category Opera | DVDs
Label Arthaus Musik | Classical DVDs
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Aken, Frank van
Ebbecke, Michael
Munkittrick, Mark
Gohrig, Heinz
Mahnke, Claudia
Berger-Tuna, Helmut
Haydee, Marcia
Composers Hartmann, Karl Amadeus
Conductors Ryan, Kwame
Orchestras Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Stuttgart State Opera Chorus
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