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Universal Edition - Luciano Berio – Air

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio
Air

Year of composition: 1969
Subtitle: from "Opera"
Scored for: for soprano and orchestra
Composer: Luciano Berio
Text Author: Alessandro Striggio
Original Language: Englisch
Soloists: soprano
Instrumentation: 2 1 2 2 - 3 0 0 0 - perc(3), pno(2), e.org, alto sax, t.sax, str(without vln)
Instrumentation details:

Duration: 7′
Dedication: to Cristina with love
 
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World Première

Location: Rovereto / Italy
Date: 1971
Main Soloists: Alide Maria Salvetta

Work Introduction

Air, for voice, violin, viola, cello and piano, was written in 1970 for I Solisti di Torino. The text is an English translation of a few fragments from Act I of Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Voice, string trio and piano are treated as separate entities, each developing independently its own discourse. Now and then the three discourses converge, revealing their common character.

Air, dedicated to my daughter Cristina, may also be listened to simply as a love song.

Now as the tunes change
Now gay now sad behold the trav’ller
From whom only a short time ago
Sighs were food and tears were drink
Rose of the sky life of the world
When did you see a more joyful lover.
Do you remember…

Luciano Berio

Score – Air

  • for soprano and orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • Language: English
  • UE13799
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-4288-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-02591-4
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