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Universal Edition - Luciano Berio – Air

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio
Air

Year of composition: 1969/1970
Subtitle: from "Opera"
Scored for: for soprano and 4 instruments
Composer: Luciano Berio
Text Author: Alessandro Striggio
Original Language: Englisch
Soloists: soprano
Instrumentation: pno, vln(1), vla(1), vc(1)
Instrumentation details:

Duration: 7′
Dedication: pour Anni
 
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Air
Air

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 worldWhen did you see a more joyful lover.
Do you remember…

Luciano Berio

Score – Air

Die Sängerin hat hier Gelegenheit zu beweisen, was sie kann. Das Stück wurde, was den Vokalpart betrifft, zweifellos von Barock-Arien inspiriert; die typischen Merkmale dieser Musik sind immer wieder hörbar.

  • for soprano and 4 instruments (violin, viola cello and piano)
  • Degree of difficulty: 5-7
  • Edition type: score
  • Language: English
  • UE14986
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1387-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01547-2
EUR 27,95

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Set of parts – Air

  • for soprano and 4 instruments (violin, viola cello and piano)
  • Degree of difficulty: 5-7
  • Edition type: set of parts
  • UE14987
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-4619-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-01548-9
EUR 39,95

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