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Instrumental work

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

Bewegung

Bewegung

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Year of composition: 
1971 / 1984
Year composition ended: 
1971
Year of revision: 
1984
Scored for: 
orchestra
Commissioned by: 
The Scottish National Orchestra
Duration: 
14'
First performance: 
1971, Glasgow. Scottish National Orchestra, dir. Luciano Berio. Revised version: 26/10/1984, Basel. Basler Sinfonieorchester, dir. Luciano Berio
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
31495
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Author's note: French

Canzonetta

Canzonetta
Year of composition: 
1991
Year composition ended: 
1991
Scored for: 
piano (4 hands)
Dedication: 

Mariapia e Aldo Pagni

Duration: 
1'
First performance: 
26/02/2013, Roma, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti. Piano: Andrea Lucchesini, Pietro De Maria
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
36039

Sequenza VII

Sequenza VII
Year of composition: 
1969
Year composition ended: 
1969
Scored for: 
soprano saxophone
Duration: 
10'
Annotations: 

Arrangement by Claude Delangle (1993)

First performance: 
20/05/1993, Strasbourg. Claude Delangle
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
30255

Wir bauen eine Stadt

Paul Hindemith – Luciano Berio
Wir bauen eine Stadt
Hindemith – Berio
Year of composition: 
1987
Year composition ended: 
1987
Text sources: 
Libretto: Robert Seitz
Annotations: 

A play for children by Paul Hindemith (1930)

Der Sandkasten
arranged for piano for 4 hands (ad lib. with 7 additional instruments and tape) - 12'

Stadt der Zukunft
arranged for chamber orchestra - 12'

First performance: 
28/02/1988, Wien. Wiener Kinderoper, Georges Sanev, Ian Strasfogel
Publisher: 
Universal Edition

Wasserklavier

Wasserklavier
Year of composition: 
1965
Year composition ended: 
1965
Scored for: 
2 pianos (original version)
Duration: 
2'
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
31413

Wasserklavier

Wasserklavier

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Year of composition: 
1965
Year composition ended: 
1965
Scored for: 
piano
Duration: 
2'
Annotations: 

From Six Encores

First performance: 
1970, Brescia. Antonio Ballista
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
33013

Voci

Voci
(Folk Songs II)

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Year of composition: 
1984
Year composition ended: 
1984
Scored for: 
viola and 2 instrumental groups
Dedication: 

Aldo Bennici

Duration: 
30'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation: 3 2 4 2 - 2 2 2 1 - 3 perc, keyb (synth), str (12 0 5 6 4)

First performance: 
26/10/1984, Basel. Aldo Bennici, Basler SO, Luciano Berio
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
31122
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Variazioni

Variazioni
Year of composition: 
1954
Year composition ended: 
1954
Scored for: 
chamber orchestra
Dedication: 

Cristina Berio

Duration: 
11' 35''
First performance: 
23/02/1954, Hamburg. N. Sanzogno
Publisher: 
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Edition number: 
5097

Variazione sull'aria di Papageno

Variazione sull'aria di Papageno
No. 2 from "Divertimento für Mozart"*
Year of composition: 
1956
Year composition ended: 
1956
Scored for: 
2 basset horns and strings
Duration: 
3'
Annotations: 

*Divertimento für Mozart is a collection of 12 views on the air Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich composed by 12 different composers. Each work can also be performed separately.

First performance: 
21/10/1956, Donaueschingen. Hans Lemser and Karl Meiser, Südwestfunk Orchester, Hans Rosbaud
Publisher: 
Universal Edition