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Luciano Berio: Erdenklavier

  • Pastorale from "6 Encores" (1969)
  • for piano
  • Duration: 2’
  • Instrumentation details:
  • Composer: Luciano Berio
  • Dedication: to Thomas Willis
  • Remarks: Published in UE33013 "6 Encores".

Work introduction

Berio achieves a rich sound in this piece by sustaining pitches for differing lengths, even though he eschews the damper pedal; the work is an exploration of a single chord.


World première

Bergamo (IT)
Main soloists:
Antonio Ballista

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