Luciano Berio: Récit

Luciano Berio Récit
Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

Year of composition:
1996
Subtitle:
(Chemins VII)
Scored for:
for alto saxophone and orchestra
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Soloists:
alto saxophone in Eb
Instrumentation:
4 2 5 1 - 3 3 1 0 - hp, cel, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
alto flute
oboe
cor anglais
clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
trombone
harp
celesta
piano
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration:
15’
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Work introduction

Récit is based on Sequenza IX (1980), also for alto saxophone. Berio chose the title “Récit” to underline the music’s narrative character, selecting the word, as he said, under the influence of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005). Berio noted in an interview that the orchestra functions in a different way from that of the other Chemins: instead of further developing or preparing the solo part, it is completely autonomous. Essentially, the alto saxophone plays the Sequenza – but the pauses are longer this time, to let the orchestra unfold its own material.

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Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

study score
for alto saxophone and orchestra , 15’
Instr.: 4 2 5 1 - 3 3 1 0 - hp, cel, pno, str

Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

solo part(s)
for alto saxophone and orchestra , 15’
Instr.: 4 2 5 1 - 3 3 1 0 - hp, cel, pno, str

Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

study score
for alto saxophone and orchestra , 15’
Instr.: 4 2 5 1 - 3 3 1 0 - hp, cel, pno, str

Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

full score
for alto saxophone and orchestra , 15’
Instr.: 4 2 5 1 - 3 3 1 0 - hp, cel, pno, str

World première

Location:
Milano
Date:
12.10.1996
Orchestra:
Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana
Conductor:
Gabriele Ferro

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