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Luciano Berio: Sinfonia

  • for 8 voices and orchestra
  • 4 3 4 3 - 4 4 3 1 - perc(3), hp, e.hpsd, pno, e.org, alto sax, t.sax, str
  • Duration: 35’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
    alto
    tenor
    bass
  • Instrumentation details:
    piccolo
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    cor anglais
    clarinet in Eb
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    3rd clarinet in Bb
    alto saxophone in Eb
    tenor saxophone 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
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    harp
    electric harpsichoird
    piano
    electric organ
    violin A (8)
    violin B (8)
    violin C (8)
    viola (8)
    violoncello (8)
    contrabass (8)
  • Composer: Luciano Berio
  • Text author: Samuel BeckettLuciano BerioClaude Lévi-Strauss
  • Table of contents:
    Sinfonia (für acht Singstimmen und Orchester)
  • Dedication: dedicated to Leonard Bernstein
  • Commission: commissioned by the New York Philharmonic
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Luciano Berio: Sinfonia for 8 voices (SSAATTBB) and orchestra | UE35319

  • Edition type: study score
  • Edition info: Various languages and vocal sounds
  • Format: 21.0 × 32.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7076-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08409-6
€87.50
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Description

Published in a new oblong study score, Berio's 1968 tribute to Leonard Bernstein and the 125th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic is a masterwork of contemporary composition. Most famously, the third movement exemplifies the concept of meta music, in which a quote from Mahler is used to surround and encompass further quotes from several other composers.

Contents

  • Sinfonia (für acht Singstimmen und Orchester)

Reviews

Über Luciano Berios 'Sinfonia' für acht Vokalisten und Orchester braucht man heute kaum mehr eine Silbe zu verlieren: 1968/69 entstanden und - wie György Ligetis nahezu zeitgleich komponiertes Orchesterwerk 'Lontano' (1967) - die Signaturen einer spannenden kulturellen Umbruchsituation in sich tragend, gehört die Komposition längst zum unerschütterlichen Bestand historisch bedeutsamer Werke der jüngeren Musikgeschichte. Dass die Komposition des Werkes zeitlich mit einer Renaissance der Musik Gustav Mahlers zusammenfiel, ist der 'Sinfonia' nicht nur im berühmten Mittelsatz, als komplexe Collage auf der Folie des Scherzos aus Mahlers ‚Auferstehungssinfonie', anzumerken, sondern spielt für die gesamte fünfsätzige Konzeption eine zentrale Rolle, zumal hier die Reflexion der historische Gattung einen wichtigen Stellenwert einnimmt. (…) Klassik.com 6, 2012 (Stefan Drees)

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