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Hans Werner Henze

Hans Werner Henze Composer

Undine (ballet)

Performances: 2
Tracks: 114
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Musicology:
  • Undine (ballet)
    Year: 1956-57
    Genre: Ballet
    Pr. Instrument: Orchestra
    • Act 1
      • 1.Scene 1: Lento. Andante
      • 2.Scene 2
        • 2a.Allegretto. Più mosso: Hunters and guests are gathered before the castle
        • 2b.Andante: Palemon approaches his fiancée
        • 2c.Vivace: The proud Beatrice refuses the amulet and returns to the castle with the guests
      • 3.Scene 3: Palemon expresses his thoughts in a meditative dance
      • 4.Scene 4
        • 4a.Adagio. Allegro: The nymph Ondine appears
        • 4b.Adagio
      • 5.Scene 5: Andante con moto. Allegro vivace
      • 6.Scene 6
        • 6a.Adagio: Palemon forgets Beatrice and tries to approach the nymph
        • 6b.Vivace: Ondine flees into the forest
      • 7.Scene 7: Vivace assai. The confused guests decide to follow Palemon
      • 8.Scene 8: Andante. Transformation to a forest
      • 9.Scene 9: Allegro assai. Tirrenio, King of the Mediterranean Sea, enters
      • 10.Scene 10
        • 10a.Vivace: Tritons and nymphs are called to separate the lovers
        • 10b.Largo: But Palemon holds Ondine fast in his arms
      • 11.Scene 11
        • 11a.Pas de deux
        • 11b.Tranquillo: Palemon and Ondine discover a Hermit
        • 11c.Lento: He presides over their marriage
        • 11d.Finale: At the approach of Beatrice and the Hunters
        • 11e.The Hermit, consoling her
    • Act 2
      • 1.Scene 1: Fishermen mend their nets
      • 2.Scene 2: Beatrice arrives and throws herself at the lovers' mercy
      • 3.Scene 3: The boat departs
      • 4.Scene 4
        • 4a.Andante molto: The boat on the open sea
        • 4b.Rocking Dance
      • 5.Scene 5
        • 5a.Pas de trois: Palemon wants to give Ondine the amulet that Beatrice had rejected
        • 5b.Variation: Beatrice goes to the side of the boat and plays with the amulet
      • 6.Scene 6: Vivace. Beatrice is furious and confused
      • 7.Scene 7: Molto mosso. Ondine expresses her distress in a dance
      • 8.Scene 8: Finale. Beatrice thorws the amulet at Ondine's feet
    • Act 3
      • 1.Scene 1: Recitativo. Palemon and Beatrice are to be married
      • 2.Scene 2
        • 2a.Adagio: A vision of Ondine
        • 2b.Allegro moderato, con eleganza: Beatrice comes into the hall
      • 3.Scene 3: Pas de seize
        • 3a.Entrée: The wedding guests arrive
        • 3a.Adagio
        • 3b.Variation: Women's Dance
        • 3c.Variation: Men's Dance
        • 3d.Variation: Beatrice's Dance
        • 3e.Coda
      • 4.Scene 4: Tirrenio enters dressed as the ambassador of a Mediterranean court
      • 5.Scene 5: Divertissement
        • 5a.Entrée: Allegro brillante
        • 5b.Pas de six: Lo stesso tempo
        • 5c.Pas de trois 1: Meno mosso
        • 5d.Pas de trois 2
        • 5e.Pas de dix-huit
        • 5f.Variation
        • 5g.Variation
        • 5h.Variation
        • 5.Pas de six
        • 5.Coda
      • 6.Scene 6
        • 6a.Pas d'action
        • 6b.Variation
      • 7.Scene 7: Finale
        • 7a.From the depths of the park Ondine comes
        • 7b.Dance of sorrow
        • 7c.Variation
        • 7d.Pas de deux
        • 7e.Eglogue

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