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El caballero de la triste Figura – la Muerte

Soprano, mezzosoprano, tenor, baritone, 2 flutes, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, 2 percussion, piano.synth., gt., violin, viola, 2 celli
Year of creation:
1999 in Cuba
15 min.
Dedicated to/originally written for:
Commissioned and premiered by Festival de musica contemporánea de Camagüey
About the work:

El caballero de la triste Figura is a “Dutch Treat-opera” where several composers wrote scenes to the life of Don Quijote and the episodes which Cervantes describe. Mogens Christensen’s contribution is the end: la Muerte – death. The whole work was performed in the cuban province town of Camagüey with local, as well as German, Danish and English musicians.