Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio Recital for Cathy
Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

Year of composition:
1972
Subtitle:
text by Luciano Berio (with references to Andrea Moretti and Edoardo Sanguineti)
Scored for:
for mezzo-soprano and 17 instruments
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Text author:
Luciano Berio
Soloists:
mezzo-soprano
Instrumentation:
1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc, pno(3), e.org, alto sax, bass tpt (or hn), vln, vla, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
alto saxophone in Eb
trumpet in C
bass trumpet (or hn(F))
trombone
1st piano
2nd piano
3rd piano
electric organ
percussion
violin
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration:
35’
Dedication:
for Cathy
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Work introduction

Recital for Cathy is one of the most important rediscoveries of recent years. Luciano Berio wrote this highly entertaining, 35-minute piece of musical theatre for his then-wife, Cathy Berberian, including numerous quotations from musical history in a tragiccomic style. A list of the quotations and references can be found on Wikipedia.

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Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

score
for mezzo-soprano and 17 instruments , 35’
Instr.: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc, pno(3), e.org, alto sax, bass tpt (or hn), vln, vla, vc, cb

Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

score
for mezzo-soprano and 17 instruments , 35’
Instr.: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc, pno(3), e.org, alto sax, bass tpt (or hn), vln, vla, vc, cb

Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

score
for mezzo-soprano and 17 instruments , 35’
Instr.: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc, pno(3), e.org, alto sax, bass tpt (or hn), vln, vla, vc, cb

Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

score
for mezzo-soprano and 17 instruments , 35’
Instr.: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc, pno(3), e.org, alto sax, bass tpt (or hn), vln, vla, vc, cb

Recital for Cathy

Luciano Berio: Recital for Cathy

performing score
for mezzo-soprano and 17 instruments , 35’
Instr.: 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 0 - perc, pno(3), e.org, alto sax, bass tpt (or hn), vln, vla, vc, cb

World première

Location:
Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lissabon (PT)
Date:
27.05.1972
Orchestra:
Orquestra Gulbenkian
Conductor:
Luciano Berio
Main soloists:
Cathy Berberian, MS

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