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Cronaca del Luogo

Cronaca del Luogo
Azione musicale
Year of composition: 
1998 - 1999
Year composition ended: 
1999
Text: 

Talia Pecker Berio

Language: 
Italian
Scored for: 
soloists, actors, choir and orchestra
Cast: 

R (sop), Orvid (mezzo-sop), Phanuel (ten), Nino (actor-singer), Generale (bar), Uomo senza età (bar), Bambini, Una Donna (mezzo-sop), Sindaco (bar), 2 Addetti ai lavori (Attori), 3 Costruttori (tenors (Choir B)), Violino e Clarinetto sulla scena, Sapir (trumpet), Abulafia (trombone), 6 Voci registrate, Choir A (12S, 12A, 12T, 12B), Choir B (6S, 6A, 6T, 6B)

Commissioned by: 
Salzburger Festspiele
Duration: 
90'
Annotations: 

Layout of Cronaca del Luogo:

Prologo (Prologue)
I. L'Assedio (The Siege)
II. Il Campo (The Field)
III. La Torre(The Tower)
IV. La Casa (The House)
V. La Piazza (The Piazza)

First performance: 
24/07/1999, Salzburg Festival. Sylvain Camberling; Claus Guth (stage direction); Cast: Hildegard Behrens, Frode Olsen, Matthias Klink, David Moss, Monica Bacelli, Urban Malmberg; Arnold Schönberg Chor and Tölzer Knabenchor. Orchestral soloists: Gabriele Cassone, Christian Lindberg, Michele Marasco, Ernesto Molinari, David Moss, Igor Polesitsky, Georg Schulz, Foloco Vichi. Klangforum Wien and Tempo Reale
Publisher: 
Casa Ricordi, Milan

Passaggio

Passaggio
Messa in scena di Luciano Berio e Edoardo Sanguineti

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Year of composition: 
1961 - 1962
Year composition ended: 
1962
Text: 

Edoardo Sanguineti

Language: 
Italian
Scored for: 
soprano (solo), choir and orchestra
Cast: 

She, soprano (on stage)

Duration: 
35'
Annotations: 

Choir: 2 SATB (Chor A in the orchestra, Chor B in 5 groups in the stalls)
Instrumentation: 2 0 3 2 - 1 2 2 1 - perc(5), hp, harm, alto sax, t.sax, e.guit, vla(1), vc(1), cb(1).
Instrumentation details: 1st flute (+picc); 2nd flute (+picc); clarinet in Eb; clarinet in Bb; bass clarinet in Bb; alto saxophone in Eb; tenor saxophone in Bb; bassoon; contrabassoon; horn in F; 1st trumpet in C; 2nd trumpet in C; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; tuba; 1st percussion: marimba, side drum, wood chimes, hi-hat, fl. à coulisse, guiro, maracas, rattle; 2nd percussion: 2 bongos, side drum, 3 tomtoms, 5 wood blocks, 2 cymbals (1 with sizzles), 3 triangles, 2 spring coils, tubular bells, 2 gongs, fl. à coulisse, wood chimes, quichas, 2 log drums, jingle bells; 3rd percussion: vibraphone, side drum, 2 bongos, 2 tumbas, tambourine, bass drum, 2 spring coils, 5 tamtams, 5 almglocken, 5 temple blocks, sand block, fl. à coulisse, 2 log drums; 4th percussion: glockenspiel, 2 bongos, 5 cow bells, quichas, 2 tamtams, 2 cymbals (1 with sizzles), 2 spring coils, fl. à coulisse, 2 log drums, whip; 5th percussion: xylophone, side drum, hi-hat, wood chimes, guiro, maracas, fl. à coulisse, rattle; harp; harmonium; electric guitar; viola(1); violoncello(1); contrabass(1).

First performance: 
06/05/1963, Piccola Scala, Milan. Giuliana Tavolaccini (soprano), Kammersprechchor Z√ľrich, Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Luciano Berio, Virginio Puecher (stage director)
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
13700

Traces

Traces
Year of composition: 
1964
Year composition ended: 
1964
Text: 

Susan Oyama

Scored for: 
soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 choirs of 24 voices, 2 actors and orchestra
Commissioned by: 
Koussevitzky Foundation
Duration: 
ca 45'
First performance: 
09/05/1969, University of Iowa (Center of New Music)
Publisher: 
Universal Edition (retired in 1972)

Mimusique n. 2

Mimusique n. 2
(Tre modi per sopportare la vita)
Year of composition: 
1952-1955
Year composition ended: 
1955
Text: 

Roberto Leydi

Scored for: 
4 mimes and orchestra
Duration: 
ca 30'
Annotations: 

Azione mimica in tre parti

First performance: 
25-26/10/1955, Bergamo, Teatro delle Novità. Dir. Bruno Maderna; Jacques Lecoq (stage director), Max Huber (scenes and stage costumes), Amleto Sartori (masks). Performers: Gianpiero Albertini, Edo Cacciari, Cioni Carpi, Giulio Chazalettes, Raoul Consonni, Anna Nogara, Roberto Pistone, Relda Ridoni, Cino Tortorella, Clara Zovianoff.
Publisher: 
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

Allez-hop

Allez-hop
Racconto mimico
Year of composition: 
1952 - 1959
Year composition ended: 
1959
Text: 

Italo Calvino

Language: 
Italian
Scored for: 
mezzo-soprano, 8 actors, ballet and orchestra
Dedication: 

Ettore Gracis

Duration: 
28'
First performance: 
21/09/1959, Venice. Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, dir: Nino Sanzogno
Publisher: 
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Edition number: 
5637

Esposizione

Luciano Berio ‚Äď Ann Halprin ‚Äď Edoardo Sanguineti
Esposizione
Year of composition: 
1962 - 1963
Year composition ended: 
1963
Text: 

Edoardo Sanguineti

Scored for: 
mezzo-soprano, 2 treble voices, group of mimes/dancers, 14 players and tape
Duration: 
12' (only tape)
Annotations: 

The magnetic tape was realized at the Studio di Fonologia di Milano, RAI.

First performance: 
18/04/1963. Venice, Festival di musica contemporanea della Biennale di Venezia. Performers: John Graham, Ann Halprin, A.A. Leath, Daia Lurie, Lynne Palmer, Rana Schuman; MS: Cathy Berberian; white voices: Massimo Monti, Roberto Gavirati
Publisher: 
Universal Edition (retired)

Outis

Outis
Azione musicale in 2 parti
Year of composition: 
1995 - 1996
Year composition ended: 
1996
Text: 

Luciano Berio and Dario Del Corno

Scored for: 
choir, soloists and orchestra
Cast: 

Emily (S), Outis (bar), Ada (mezzo-sop), Steve (T), Marina (S), Olga (sop leggero), Samantha (sop leggero), Guglielmo (controtenore), Pedro (basso-baritono), Regista (bar), Prete e Reduce (T), Doppio di Outis (bar), Doppio di Emily (S), Suggeritore (attore), Isaac (mimo), Rudy (mimo)

Duration: 
115'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation details: 3 fl (3¬į also ottavino), fl in sol, oboe, cor ang (E. H.), cl picc in Eb, 3 cl in Bb, bass cl, sax quartet (sop, contr, ten, bar), bsn, ctr.bsn, 4 trp in C, 3 hrn in F, 3 trb, bass tuba, 3 percussioni (I: log drum, timpano piccolo, guiro, 2 clacksons, 4 woodblocks, 2 bongos, triangolo, flauto a coulisse, flexaton, glockenspiel, raganella; II: 4 rototoms, 2 sonagli, raganella, 2 clacksons, snare drum, frusta, flauto a coulisse, sirena, maracas; III: 3 tam tams, snare drum, 2 sonagli, triangolo, flauto a coulisse, tamburino basco, claves, grancassa (con pallini di piombo)), pno, celesta, hp, accordeon (nel IV ciclo suona sulla scena), tastiera (sampler), vln I, vln II, vla, vc, cb. Instruments on stage: trp in C, piatti and grancassa, violino piccolo, accordeon, trombone, 2 pianos.

First performance: 
05/10/1996*, Milan. Tatiana Poluektova, Alan Opie, Luisa Castellani, Luca Canonici, Monica Bacelli, Yelda Kodally, Elena Brilova, Dominique Visse, Roy Stevens, Donald Maxwell, Peter Hall, Paolo Calabresi etc. Vocal group: Swingle Singers. Players on stage: Folco Vichi, Massimiliano Murrali, Michele Lomuto, Aldo Bennici, Claudio Jacomucci. Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Tempo Reale, David Robertson. (* Due to a strike, the première of Outis, originally scheduled for October 2, 1996, was rescheduled twice and finally took place on Oct. 5, 1996.)
Publisher: 
Casa Ricordi, Milan

Vor, während, nach Zaide

Vor, während, nach Zaide
commentary on an unfinished opera by W. A. Mozart
Year of composition: 
1995
Year composition ended: 
1995
Duration: 
25'
First performance: 
1995, Florence
Publisher: 
Casa Ricordi, Milan

Un re in ascolto

Un re in ascolto
Azione musicale in 2 parti

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Year of composition: 
1979 - 1983
Year composition ended: 
1983
Text: 

Italo Calvino and Luciano Berio

Language: 
Italian
Text sources: 
other text sources: W. H. Auden, F. W. Gotter, W. Shakespeare
Scored for: 
soloists, actors, choir and orchestra
Cast: 

Prospero, bass-baritone
Regista, tenor
Venerdì, actor
Protagonista, soprano
Soprano I and II
Mezzo-soprano
3 Cantanti: tenor, baritone, bass
Ballet
Choir: SATB

Duration: 
90'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation: 3 3 4 3 - 3 3 3 1 - 2 perc, acc, pno (2 players), t.sax, keyb, str

See also Duo.

First performance: 
07/08/1984, Salzburg. Theo Adam, Heinz Zednik, Helmuth Lohner, Patricia Wise, Karan Armstrong, Sylvia Greenberg, Rohangiz Yachmi, Thomas Moser, Georg Tichy, Alfred Muff, Samy Molcho, Gabriele Sima, Anna Gonda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel, Götz Friedrich (stage director)
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
32993

Turandot

Giacomo Puccini ‚Äď Luciano Berio
Turandot
By Giacomo Puccini (1924) - Completion of the 3rd act by Luciano Berio
Year of composition: 
2001
Year composition ended: 
2001
Language: 
Italian
Scored for: 
choir, soloists and orchestra
Cast: 

Principe (T), Turandot (S), Calaf (T)

First performance: 
Première (third act): 24/01/2002, Las Palmas. Concertgebouw Orkest, Riccardo Chailly. Première (full opera): 25/05/2002, Los Angeles. Kent Nagano
Publisher: 
Casa Ricordi, Milan