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Instrumental work

Cadenzas to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major K. 314

Berio, Luciano
Cadenzas to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Flute Concerto in D Major K. 314
Year of composition: 
1985
Year composition ended: 
1985
Scored for: 
Flute
Duration: 
6'
Annotations: 

Edited and revised by Emmanuel Pahud

Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
35949

Divertimento

Divertimento
Year of composition: 
1946
Year of revision: 
1985
Scored for: 
string trio (vln, vla, vc)
Duration: 
5'
Publisher: 
Casa Ricordi, Milan (RCA Edizioni musicali)

The Modification and Instrumentation of a Famous Hornpipe as a Merry and Altogether Sincere Homage to Uncle Alfred

Henry Purcell – Luciano Berio
The Modification and Instrumentation of a Famous Hornpipe as a Merry and Altogether Sincere Homage to Uncle Alfred
Purcell – Berio
Year of composition: 
1969
Year composition ended: 
1969
Scored for: 
6 instruments
Duration: 
1'
Annotations: 

A hornpipe by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) transcribed for 6 instruments.
Instrumentation: fl (ob), cl, perc, hpsd, vla, vc.

The piece is part of A Garland for Mr. K,, an homage of Universal Edition to Alfred Kalmus, with compositions by Boulez, Stockhausen, Pousseur, Birtwistle and others.

Publisher: 
Universal Edition

Psy

Psy

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Year of composition: 
1989
Year composition ended: 
1989
Scored for: 
double bass
Commissioned by: 
Franco Petracchi, for the Bottesini Competition (Parma)
Duration: 
2'
Annotations: 

Re-elaboration for double bass of the duet Yossi (from Duetti for two violins).

First performance: 
1989, Parma (Bottesini Competition's obligatory piece)
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
30272

Epifanie

Epifanie
Year of composition: 
1959-1961/1965
Year composition ended: 
1961
Year of revision: 
1965
Scored for: 
female voice and orchestra
Commissioned by: 
Südwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden
Annotations: 

Epifanie for female voice and orchestra (1959-1961/1965) was withdrawn by the composer (see Epiphanies).

First performance: 
1961, Donaueschingen Festival. Südwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden, dir: Hans Rosbaud.
Publisher: 
Universal Edition (withdrawn)
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Concerto II

Concerto II
(echoing curves)

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Year of composition: 
1988 - 1989
Year composition ended: 
1989
Scored for: 
piano and 2 instrumental groups
Dedication: 

Daniel Barenboim

Duration: 
25'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation: group A: 3 2 4 3 – 2 2 2 1 – t.sax, cel, 3 vla, 3 vc, 3 cb; group B: 1 1 1 0 – 3 2 1 0 – alto sax, e.org, 20 vln, 6 vla, 4 vc, 4 cb
Instrumentation details: group A: 1st flute; 2nd flute; 3rd flute; oboe; cor anglais; 1st clarinet in Bb; 2nd clarinet in Bb; 3rd clarinet in Bb; bass clarinet in Bb; tenor saxophone in Bb (+alto sax(Eb));
1st bassoon; 2nd bassoon; contrabassoon; 1st horn in F; 2nd horn in F; 1st trumpet
in C; 2nd trumpet in C; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; bass tuba; celesta; viola(3); violoncello(3); contrabass(3)
group B: piccolo; oboe; clarinet in Eb; alto saxophone in Eb; 1st horn in F; 2nd horn in F; 3rd horn in F; piccolo trumpet in D; trumpet in C; trombone; electric organ; violin(20); viola(6); violoncello(4); contrabass(4)

First performance: 
03/11/1988, Paris. Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
30692
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Naturale

Naturale
(su melodie siciliane)

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Year of composition: 
1985
Year composition ended: 
1985
Language: 
Italian (Sicilian)
Scored for: 
viola, percussion and recorded voice
Dedication: 

Aldo Bennici and Ater Balletto

Duration: 
20'
Annotations: 

Percussion details: marimba, tam-tam, rototoms.

The author's note (see below) originally had the following subtitle:
«Azione musicale su melodie siciliane (1985-86) | per viola, marimba, tam-tam e nastro magentico».
Naturale is registered as a stage piece. Berio revised it in the years following the first performances (1985-86), he added rototoms to the percussion and changed the indication "magnetic tape" to "registered voice".

First performance: 
1985, Taormina. Aldo Bennici, vla; Ater Balletto
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
32634
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Interlinea

Interlinea
Year of composition: 
2000
Year composition ended: 
2000
Scored for: 
piano
Dedication: 

Pour les 75 ans de Pierre Boulez

Annotations: 

Ritirata; confluita in Sonata.

First performance: 
26/03/2000, London, Royal Festival Hall
Publisher: 
Universal Edition (retired)

Chemins I

Chemins I
(su Sequenza II)

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Year of composition: 
1965
Year composition ended: 
1965
Scored for: 
harp and orchestra
Duration: 
12'
Annotations: 

Based on Sequenza II

Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 – 4 4 3 1 – hp(2), cel, hpsd, pno, str (8 vln.A, 8 vln.B, 8 vln.C, 8 vla, 8 vc, 8 cb)
Instrumentation details: 1st flute; 2nd flute; 3rd flute; 1st oboe; 2nd oboe; 3rd oboe; 1st clarinet in Bb; 2nd clarinet in Bb; 3rd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb)); 1st bassoon; 2nd bassoon; contrabassoon; 1st horn in F; 2nd horn in F; 3rd horn in F; 4th horn in F; 1st trumpet in C; 2nd trumpet in C; 3rd trumpet in C; 4th trumpet in C; 1st tenor trombone; 2nd tenor trombone; 3rd tenor trombone; bass tuba; 1st harp; 2nd harp; harpsichord; celesta; piano; violin A; violin B; violin C; viola; violoncello; contrabass

First performance: 
1965, Donaueschingen. Francis Pierre (harp), Südwestfunk Orchester, dir. Ernest Bour
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
13720
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Author's note: French

Call

Call
(St. Louis Fanfare)

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Year of composition: 
1985
Year composition ended: 
1985
Year of revision: 
1987
Scored for: 
5 brass instruments
Duration: 
4'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation: 1st trumpet in C, 2nd trumpet in C, horn in F, trombone, bass tuba

First performance: 
First version (St. Louise Fanfare): 31/07/1985, St. Louise. Nashville Contemporary Brass Quintet. Revised version (Call): 31/03/1987, New York.
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English