Luciano Berio: Encore

Luciano Berio Encore
Encore

Luciano Berio: Encore

Year of composition:
1978/1981
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Instrumentation:
4 3 4 3 - 3 3 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, cel, pno, alto sax, t.sax, str
Instrumentation details:
1st piccolo
2nd piccolo
1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
alto saxophone in Eb
tenor saxophone in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
timpani
percussion(2)
harp
celesta
piano
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Commission:
Commissioned by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra on the occasion of its 60th anniversary
Duration:
5’
Dedication:
dedicated to Willem Vos
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Luciano Berio: Encore

study score
for orchestra , 5’
Instr.: 4 3 4 3 - 3 3 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, cel, pno, alto sax, t.sax, str

World première

Location:
Rotterdam
Date:
17.06.1978
Conductor:
David Zinman

Press reviews

Encore is a three-minute jeu d’esprit, an extract from Act II of the opera La vera storia that served to fulfil a commission from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in 1978. The orchestra was celebrating its 60th anniversary, and Encore, a miniature display-piece, sustains its good-humoured ebullience from start to finish. It should certainly end a concert rather than act as a curtain raiser – especially a concert where the audience deserves the reward, after heavy and demanding contemporary items, of being reminded that modern music can be light-hearted without casting off all avant-garde attributes.

Arnold Whittall

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