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Instrumental work

Quartetto

Quartetto
Year of composition: 
1956
Year composition ended: 
1956
Scored for: 
string quartet
Dedication: 

Bruno Maderna

Duration: 
7'
First performance: 
12/05/1959, Vienna. Quartett Die Reihe
Publisher: 
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Edition number: 
5284

points on the curve to find...

‘points on the curve to find...’
Year of composition: 
1974
Year composition ended: 
1974
Scored for: 
piano and 22 instruments
Commissioned by: 
Anthony Di Bonaventura
Duration: 
16'
Annotations: 

3 2 3 2 – 2 2 1 1 – cel, alto sax, 1 vla, 2 vc, 1 cb

First performance: 
20/10/1974, Donaueschingen. Anthony di Bonaventura, SWF-Sinfonieorchester, Ernest Bour
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
15906
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Author's note: French

Petite Suite

Petite Suite
from the "Berio Family Album"

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Year of composition: 
1947
Year composition ended: 
1947
Scored for: 
piano
Duration: 
20'
Annotations: 

Prélude
Petit Air I
Gavotte
Petit Air II
Gigue

First performance: 
1948, Como
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
15950

Per la dolce memoria di quel giorno

Per la dolce memoria di quel giorno
Ballet after Petrarca's "I Trionfi"

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Year of composition: 
1974
Year composition ended: 
1974
Scored for: 
electronic and instrumental sounds on tape
Dedication: 

Marina e Stefano Berio

Duration: 
80'
Annotations: 

I. Trionfo dell’Amore
II. Trionfo della Pudicizia
III. Trionfo della Morte
IV. Trionfo della Fama
V. Trionfo del Tempo
VI. Trionfo dell’Eternità

First performance: 
09/07/1974, Florence. Ballet du XXe siècle: choreography: Maurice Béjart
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Opus Number Zoo

Opus Number Zoo
Children's play

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Year of composition: 
1951
Year composition ended: 
1951
Year of revision: 
1970
Language: 
English or German (transl. by Friedl Hofbauer) or Italian (transl. by Vittoria Ottolenghi)
Scored for: 
wind quintet
Duration: 
7'
Annotations: 

1. Barn Dance - Tanz in der Scheune - Ballo Campestre
2. The Fawn - Das Pferd - Il Cavallo
3. The Grey Mouse - Die Maus - Il Topo
4. Tom Cats - Die Kater - I Gattacci

First performance: 
1952, Milan. Revised version: 1971, New York. Dorian Quartet
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
15637
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Opus 120 No. 1

Johannes Brahms – Luciano Berio
Opus 120 No. 1
Brahms – Berio
Year of composition: 
1986
Year composition ended: 
1986
Scored for: 
clarinet (or viola) and orchestra
Dedication: 

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Duration: 
25'
Annotations: 

Johannes Brahms' Sonata for clarinet (or viola) and piano opus 120 no.1 (1894) transcribed for clarinet (or viola) and orchestra

Instrumentation: 2 2 2 3 - 3 2 1 0 - timp, str

First performance: 
06/11/1986, Los Angeles. Zukovsky, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
18868
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Notturno

Notturno
for string orchestra

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Year of composition: 
1993
Year composition ended: 
1993
Year of revision: 
1995
Scored for: 
string orchestra
Dedication: 

Paul Sacher

Duration: 
26'
Annotations: 

Arrangement of "Notturno", Quartetto III.

First performance: 
26/08/1995, Luzern. Accademia Bizantina, Günter Pichler
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Notturno

Notturno
(Quartetto III)
Year of composition: 
1993
Year composition ended: 
1993
Scored for: 
string quartet
Duration: 
26'
First performance: 
31/04/1994, Vienna. Alban Berg Quartett
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
30134
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Nones

Nones
Year of composition: 
1954
Year composition ended: 
1954
Scored for: 
orchestra
Dedication: 

Mr and Mrs Berberian

Duration: 
10'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation details: 1 ott, 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl in Bb, 1 alto sax in Eb, 2 bsn, 4 hrn in F, 4 trp in C, 3 trb, 1 tuba, timpani, gran cassa and triangolo, 2 suspended cymbals (little and medium), 2 tamb. militari, 2 tam-tam (little and big), celesta, glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone, electric guitar, hp, pno, violins A-B-C (10 + 10 + 10), vla (10), vc (8), cb (6).

First performance: 
1955, Torino. Dir: Bruno Maderna
Publisher: 
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Edition number: 
5203
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Author's note: French

Musica Leggera

Musica Leggera

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Year of composition: 
1974
Year composition ended: 
1974
Scored for: 
flute, viola, violoncello and tambourine
Duration: 
5'
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
32745