Gerhard Schedl (1957–2000) Kontrabass
Chamber Opera in 1 Act 1982 Duration: 43' Text: Attila Böcs
solos: STBar – perc(3) – 6vc.db
World premiere: Dresden, February 8, 1984
Text by Attila Böcs after a novel by Siegfried Pietschmann
Place and time: Dresden, after the Second World War
Characters: The Boy (tenor) - The Girl (soprano) - Silbermann (bass; Kontrabass) - Waiter (silent part)
Although part of a triptychon, "Kontrabass" can be performed individually. The other two works, "Pierre et Luce and "S.C.H.A.S ..., are published by Doblinger in Vienna. The works reflect different perspectives on humanity in its confrontation with oppression, inhumanity and, in this case, with war.