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Luciano Berio: Feuerklavier

  • from "6 Encores" (1989)
  • for piano
  • Duration: 2’
  • Instrumentation details:
  • Composer: Luciano Berio
  • Dedication: for Peter Serkin
  • Remarks: Published in UE33013 "6 Encores".

Work introduction

This music deals with an entire world, miniaturised into less than three minutes. It begins with a tremolo which becomes faster and faster, stormier, and ever more extreme in its dynamics, expanding the sonic scope – until the piece makes its farewell, quiet and spent, with a few short chords.


World première

New York (US)
Main soloists:
Peter Serkin

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