Orchesterlied

after a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke
(1997)

 

  • instrumentation
    3 flutes
    3 oboes
    3 clarinets
    bass clarinet
    2 bassoons
    contrabassoon
    4 horns
    3 trumpets
    3 trombone
    tuba
    timpani
    2 percussion
    piano
    soprano
    violins I
    violons II
    violas
    violoncelli
    double basses
  • duration c. 10 min.

 

 

OrchesterliedRainer Maria Rilke, »Aus einer Sturmnacht«

(2)

In solchen Nächten gehn die Gefängnisse auf.
Und durch die bösen Träume der Wächter
gehn mit leisem Gelächter
die Verächter ihrer Gewalt.
Wald! Sie kommen zu dir, um in dir zu schlafen,
mit ihren langen Strafen behangen.
Wald!

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