Udo Zimmermann (1943–2021) White Rose (2nd Version 1984/85)
Scenes for 2 Singers and 15 Instrumentalists 1984/85 Duration: 75' Text: Wolfgang Willaschek
Soli: SBar(T) – fl(picc.A-fl) – hn – perc – pno – 2vl(vl 2 also va)
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.