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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

Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit - Song of Sexual Slavery

Kurt Weill – Luciano Berio
Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit - Song of Sexual Slavery
Weill – Berio
Year of composition: 
1967
Year composition ended: 
1967
Year of revision: 
1972
Text: 

Bertold Brecht

Language: 
German
Scored for: 
alto and ensemble
Duration: 
3'
Annotations: 

From Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) by Kurt Weill (1928).

Instrumentation: cl, bass cl, acc, vib, vln, vla, vc, cb

Available for low alto (original key), and for high alto (transposed)

First performance: 
1967, Venice. Cathy Berberian (MS)
Publisher: 
Universal Edition

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

Beatles Songs

John Lennon – Paul McCartney – Luciano Berio
Beatles Songs
Lennon – McCartney – Berio
Year of composition: 
1967
Year composition ended: 
1967
Language: 
English, French
Scored for: 
voice and instruments
Duration: 
8'
Annotations: 

Songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (1965) arranged for voice and instruments.

Michelle I for voice and 3 instruments: 2 fl, hpsd or fl, ob, hpsd (2')
Michelle II for voice and 7 instruments (alternative arrangement): fl, cl, hp, vln vla, vc, cb (2')
Michelle II for voice and 7 instruments (transposed version): fl, cl, hp, vln vla, vc, cb (2')
Ticket to Ride for voice and 8 instruments: fl, ob, tpt, hpsd, vln, vla, vc, cb (2')
Yesterday for voice and 3 instruments: fl, hpsd, vc (2')

Publisher: 
Universal Edition

Otto Romanze

Giuseppe Verdi – Luciano Berio
Otto Romanze
Verdi – Berio
Year of composition: 
1990
Year composition ended: 
1990
Text: 

In solitaria stanza (Jacopo Vittorelli) - Il poveretto (S. M. Maggioni) - Il mistero (Felice Romani) - L'esule (Temistocle Solera) - Deh, pietoso, oh addolorata (J. W. v. Goethe, transl. by Luigi Balestra) - Il tramonto (Andrea Maffei) - Ad una stella (Andrea Maffei) - Brindisi (Andrea Maffei)

Language: 
Italian
Scored for: 
tenor and orchestra
Duration: 
25'
Annotations: 

Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 – 2 2 2 1 – timp, perc, hp, str

First performance: 
27/09/1990, Padova. José Carreras, English Chamber Orchestra, Luciano Berio
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
19915
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Surabaya Johnny

Kurt Weill – Luciano Berio
Surabaya Johnny
Weill – Berio
Year of composition: 
1972
Year composition ended: 
1972
Year of revision: 
1993
Language: 
German
Text sources: 
Bertold Brecht, Dorothy Lane
Scored for: 
alto and ensemble (transposed)
Duration: 
5'
Annotations: 

From Happy End by Kurt Weill (1929)

Instrumentation: fl, cl, tpt, perc, guit, vln, vla, vc, cb

Publisher: 
Universal Edition

Surabaya Johnny

Kurt Weill – Luciano Berio
Surabaya Johnny
Weill – Berio
Year of composition: 
1972
Year composition ended: 
1972
Language: 
German
Text sources: 
Bertold Brecht, Dorothy Lane
Scored for: 
mezzo-soprano and ensemble
Duration: 
5'
Annotations: 

From Happy End by Kurt Weill (1929)

Instrumentation: fl, cl, tpt, perc, guit, vln, vla, vc, cb

First performance: 
1967, Venice. Cathy Berberian
Publisher: 
Universal Edition

Siete Canciones populares españolas

Manuel De Falla – Luciano Berio
Siete Canciones populares españolas
De Falla – Berio
Year of composition: 
1978
Year composition ended: 
1978
Text: 

El paño moruno - Seguidilla Murciana - Asturiana - Jota - Nana - Canción - Polo

Language: 
Spanish
Text sources: 
Spanish folk songs
Scored for: 
mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Duration: 
13'
Annotations: 

Siete Canciones populares españolas for voice and piano by Manuel de Falla (1922) transcribed for mezzo-soprano and orchestra.

Instrumentation: 2 2 3 3 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, 2 perc, str. To be performed only as a cycle.

Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
16791

Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini – Luciano Berio
Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini
Boccherini – Berio
Year of composition: 
1975
Year composition ended: 
1975
Scored for: 
orchestra
Duration: 
8'
Annotations: 

Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini superimposed and transcribed for orchestra.

Instrumentation: 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - timp, 3 perc, hp, str

First performance: 
17/06/1975, Milan. Filarmonica della Scala, dir. Piero Bellugi
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
15953
Program notes: 

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