Universal Edition - Luciano Berio – Ricorrenze

Luciano Berio
24.10.1925—27.05.2003

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Luciano Berio
Ricorrenze

Work Details

Year of composition: 1985-1987
Scored for: for flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn and bassoon
Composer: Luciano Berio
Duration: 15′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Ricorrenze

World Première

Location: IRCAM Paris / France
Date: 18.04.1988
Main Soloists: Quintetto Arnold

Work Introduction

Composed for the 60th birthday of his friend and comrade-in-arms Pierre Boulez, Ricorrenze was inspired by Terre Chaleureuse, a work by French artist Jean Dubuffet. Berio’s music is playful and virtuosic; based on the reiteration of pitches at various tempi and in various octaves, it initially has the effect of a pulsation which gradually seems to determine the music after it has ceased, to turn into rapid repetitions. Again and again, they are interrupted by rests and short, virtuosic runs, as the music becomes fitful. This is brilliant music for five winds.

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