Zimmermann: White Rose
Scenes based on texts by W. Willaschek - Arrangement for small ensemble by Arno Waschk
Condensed into a chamber drama
The Weisse Rose (White Rose) scenes, which have been performed in many theaters for nearly 30 years now, have been compellingly condensed into a chamber drama at the Koblenz Theater. The instrumental ensemble of Arno Waschks’ arrangement consists only of seven musicians. 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 well-known original version with 15 instrumentalists.