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Universal Edition - Luciano Berio – 'points on the curve to find ...'

Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio
'points on the curve to find ...'

Year of composition: 1974
Scored for: for piano and 22 instruments
Composer: Luciano Berio
Soloists: piano
Instrumentation: 3 2 3 2 - 2 2 1 1 - cel, alto sax, vla(1), vc(2), cb(1)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute
oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb
alto saxophone in Eb (+t.sax(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
trombone
bass tuba
celesta
viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
contrabass
Duration: 11′30″
Dedication: to Dorothy d'Bonaventura
 
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points on the curve to find ...

World Première

Location: Donaueschingen / Germany
Date: 20.10.1974
Orchestra: SWF-Sinfonieorchester
Conductor: Ernest Bour
Main Soloists: Anthony di Bonaventura

Work Introduction

“Points on the curve to find …” sounds like one of the Chemins – perhaps because Berio initially composed the piano part, before adding the orchestral layers. The piece starts off in a great hurry, with an incessant tremolo in the piano, until the music abruptly halts just before the end. Berio explains the title this way: “ … the piano part alone (it is almost always homophonic) can be heard as a curve … on which the other instruments position themselves to reveal and interpret their harmonic characteristics – like a template or drawing, where one adds more lines at various points – they change the sense while also illuminating other latent aspects.”

Piano reduction – Points on the curve to find

Das an ein Perpetuum Mobile gemahnende Stück besticht durch rasende Stakkato-Folgen des Klaviers.

  • for piano and 22 instrumentalists
  • Degree of difficulty: 7-8
  • Edition type: piano reduction
  • UE15895
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-4784-7
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-03640-8
EUR 41,95

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Score – Points on the curve to find

Musizierfreudigkeit für Pianisten mit außergewöhnlichen Fähigkeiten, denn nur solche können die rasanten Läufe, die von Beginn des Stückes bis zum Ende ununterbrochen vorherrschen, meistern.

  • for piano and 22 instrumentalists
  • Edition type: score
  • UE15906
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1956-1
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-03759-7
EUR 87,95

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