Der Kreidekreis (The Chalk Circle)

Opus: 38 Year: 1936 

Recording: Not yet available

Text: Klabund (Alfred Henschke)

Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990038378110205171, 990038378040205171, 990038378120205171

Synopsis: As the house composer for the Ha’ohel Theater in Israel, Lavry composed the music for the play “The Chalk Circle”.
Der Kreidekreis (The Chalk Circle), written by playwright Klabund (pseudonym for Alfred Henschke), is a play inspired by an ancient Chinese drama.
Interestingly, it later served as the inspiration for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s famous play Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis (The Caucasian Chalk Circle).

Information from the composer’s opus book:
The composition was performed in Tel Aviv on December 7, 1936