Manuel de Falla: 7 Canciones populares españolas (Arranger: Luciano Berio)

Manuel de Falla 7 Canciones populares españolas
7 Canciones populares españolas

Manuel de Falla: 7 Canciones populares españolas (Arranger: Luciano Berio)

Year of composition:
1922
Scored for:
transcribed for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Composer:
Manuel de Falla
Arranger:
Luciano Berio (1978)
Soloists:
mezzo-soprano; trumpet
Instrumentation:
2 2 3 3 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, perc(2), str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
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
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
bass tuba
timpani
percussion(2)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Table of contents:
El paño moruno
Seguidilla Murciana
Asturiana
Jota
Nana
Canción
Polo
Remarks:
To be performed only as a cycle.
Duration:
13’
Dedication:
a Madame Ida Godebska orchestrated for Cathy Berberian
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Work introduction

Printed in 1914, the Siete canciones populares españolas number among Manuel de Falla’s most famous works, which he composed both for voice and piano and for voice and orchestra. The seven songs were an immediate success. They inspired many composers to make arrangements of them; Luciano Berio’s (for voice and chamber orchestra) are among the most felicitous. His capture of the Spanish atmosphere in the songs is masterly. The arrangement unfolds all its magic in the synthesis of the rhythmic characteristics and the often dance-like layout. Berio’s virtuosity is unmistakable; however, as in his folksongs, it steps into the background in favour of the seductive, Mediterranean melos.

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7 Canciones populares españolas

Manuel de Falla: 7 Canciones populares españolas

piano reduction
transcribed for mezzo-soprano and orchestra , 13’
Instr.: 2 2 3 3 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, perc(2), str

7 Canciones populares españolas

Manuel de Falla: 7 Canciones populares españolas

full score
transcribed for mezzo-soprano and orchestra , 13’
Instr.: 2 2 3 3 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, perc(2), str

7 Canciones populares españolas

Manuel de Falla: 7 Canciones populares españolas

study score
transcribed for mezzo-soprano and orchestra , 13’
Instr.: 2 2 3 3 - 2 2 2 1 - timp, perc(2), str

Next performances

30 Mar

7 Canciones populares españolas

Alte Oper, Frankfurt am Main (DE)

31 Mar

7 Canciones populares españolas

Kölner Dom, Köln (DE)

World première

Date:
30.11.1977
Conductor:
Luciano Berio
Main soloists:
Cathy Berberian

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