Zimmermann: White Rose
Scenes based on texts by W. Willaschek - Arrangement for small ensemble by Arno Waschk
The “Weisse Rose” scenes which have been performed in many theaters have been compellingly condensed by Arno Waschk into a chamber drama for six instrumentalists at the Koblenz Theater in March 2013. Compared with the original scoring, this means a concentration of the individual sounds into a transparent confrontation between the two vocalists, one that tautens itself into a powerful mass in the tutti sections. With altogether ten performances, this new version presented on Koblenz’ rehearsal stage proved its adaptability to smaller spaces as a convincing alternative to the wellknown original version with 15 instrumentalists. It is certainly a coincidence that another new, reduced version of the “White Rose” is about to be presented by the “Wanderoper Brandenburg” so soon after the Koblenz premiere on 26 April 2013. These two creative receptions had provided a positive impetus to the “Udo Zimmermann Year”.