Luciano Berio: Chemins IV

Luciano Berio Chemins IV
Chemins IV

Luciano Berio: Chemins IV

Year of composition:
1975/2000
Subtitle:
(su Sequenza VII)
Scored for:
for soprano saxophone and 11 strings
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Soloists:
soprano saxophone in Bb
Instrumentation:
vln(3), vla(3), vc(3), cb(2)
Instrumentation details:
1st violin
2nd violin
3rd violin
1st viola
2nd viola
3rd viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
3rd violoncello
1st contrabass
2nd contrabass
Duration:
10’
Dedication:
to Nicholas Snowman
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Work introduction

Chemins IV can be listened to as a commentary to my Sequenza VII for oboe (1969), a commentary that amplifies and develops certain harmonic aspects of the original Sequenza. The Sequenza becomes in fact the generator of new instrumental lines, which in turn make explicit its latent polyphony around a pivot - an ever-present B - that puts into perspective all the subsequent harmonic transformations. Like a reverberating chamber, the development of Chemins IV mirrors and shatters the elements of Sequenza VII, sometimes receiving their anticipated echo in such a way that for the listener the oboe part seems generated by the eleven strings.

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Chemins IV

Luciano Berio: Chemins IV

solo part(s)
for soprano saxophone and 11 strings , 10’
Instr.: vln(3), vla(3), vc(3), cb(2)

Chemins IV

Luciano Berio: Chemins IV

full score
for soprano saxophone and 11 strings , 10’
Instr.: vln(3), vla(3), vc(3), cb(2)

World première

Location:
London
Date:
17.10.1975
Orchestra:
London Sinfonietta
Conductor:
Luciano Berio

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