Luigi Boccherini: Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini (Arranger: Luciano Berio)

Luigi Boccherini Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini
Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini

Luigi Boccherini: Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini (Arranger: Luciano Berio)

Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Luigi Boccherini
Arranger:
Luciano Berio (1975)
Instrumentation:
3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
4th trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
timpani
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration:
8’
Dedication:
A Davide Bellugi
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Quattro versioni originali della Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini
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Work introduction

Part of the name is misleading; Berio composed 11 variations on Boccherini’s theme, which the latter fashioned into four different instrumental combinations after the huge success of his original work for string quintet. But Boccherini (1743-1805) did live in Madrid, hence the “nocturnal Madrid” in the title. The wealth of its melodies, its lightheartedness, its lively tempo and its imaginative scoring ensure that this encounter between two Italian composers across the centuries will greatly entertain audiences.

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World première

Location:
Milano
Date:
17.06.1975
Orchestra:
Filarmonica della Scala
Conductor:
Piero Bellugi

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