Opus 68a; Overture to the opera The Palace (1994). The libretto (by Irene Dische and Hans Magnus Enzenberger) is strongly influenced by Mozart's Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and it alludes to the original Bretzner/Stephanie text as wellas the book King of The Kings by Ryszard Kapuscinski which tells of the downfall of Haile Selassie's court in Ethiopia.
Facsimile Study Score. Duration 6-7mins. Orchestration: 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 Timpani, 2 Percussion, Harp, Strings.