Stefano Gervasoni
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Aster Lieder
for: soprano, violin, viola and cello
duration: 15'
commission: Domaine de Kerguéhennec (for the songs "Im Herbst", "Im Winter", "Im Sommer")
first performance: 7.5.11, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Natalie Raybould (soprano), L’Instant Donné string trio; previous version as "Drei Aster Lieder": 17.6.07, Paris, Ircam, Festival Agora, Melody Louledjian (soprano), L’Instant Donné
Busque Amor novas artes, novo engenho
for: countertenor, oboe and trombone
duration: 8’30”
commission: Contrechamps
first performance: 3.10.07, Strasbourg, Festival Musica, Kai Wessel (countertenor), Béatrice Zawodnik (oboe) and Jean-Marc Daviet (trombone)
Com que voz
a song concert upon sonnets by Luís Vaz de Camões and fados by Amália Rodrigues
for: for fado singer, baritone, large ensemble and live electronics
detailed instrumentation: fado singer (female), baritone, flute (also piccolo and G-Flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also Contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, Cimbalom and Percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II (also played with e-bow), viola, violoncello, double-bass and live electronics
duration: 1h 20'
commission: Ircam, Casa da Música (Porto), Ensemble Modern and Radio France (1st version); Nieuw Ensemble (2nd version)
first performance: 1st version: 17.2.08, Porto, Casa da Música, Cristina Branco (voice), Frank Wörner (baritone), Ensemble Modern, Franck Ollu (conductor); revised version: 10.2.10, Utrecht, Vredenburg Leidsche RIjn, Cristina Branco (voice), Frank Wörner (baritone), Nieuw Ensemble, Etienne Siebens (conductor)
Concertino per voce e fischietti
for: voice and ten players
duration: 3'
Di dolci aspre catene
quattro madrigali a cinque voci su testi di Torquato Tasso
for: vocal ensemble (S. MS. CT. T. B.)
duration: 12'
commission: Exaudi with funding from Diaphonique, a Franco-British contemporary music fund supported by the Institut Français, the Sacem, the Bureauexport de la Musique, the British Council and Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
first performance: 18.10.14, London, Bishopsgate Institute, Grate Hall, Exposure 2014, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble
Dialogo del fischio nell'orecchio e di un rospo
for: flute, voice, ensemble and tape
detailed instrumentation: obbligato flute and soprano, 1.1.2.1./2.1.1.0./perc.I.II.III./cel., harp, strings (3.0.2.1.1.) and tape
duration: 14'
first performance: 21.10.90, New York, Settembre Musica, OSER "A. Toscanini" Instrumental Ensemble, soprano Victoria Schneider, flute Sandor Nagy, conductor Giuseppe Garbarino
Die Aussicht
for: voice, clarinet, viola and three percussion players
duration: 13'
first performance: 12.2.03, Geneva, Salle Communale de Plainpalais, Rosemary Hardy (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Stefan Asbury (conductor)
Dir - in dir
for: vocal sextet and string sextet
duration: 40'
first performance: 6.5.11, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Exaudi, L’Instant Donné, James Week (conductor)
Dodici sonetti di Camões
da "Com que voz"
for: baritone and large ensemble
detailed instrumentation: baritone, flute (also piccolo and G-Flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also Contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, Cimbalom and Percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II (also played with e-bow), viola, violoncello and double-bass
duration: 31'
first performance: 8.4.17, Kiev, Plivka, Ukho Ensemble Season 2016 - 2017, Frank Wörner (baritone), Ukho Ensemble, Luigi Gaggero (conductor)
Due poesie francesi d'Ungaretti
for: female voice, flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
duration: 7'
first performance: 20.10.94, Paris, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Zolt Nagy (conductor)
Due poesie francesi di Beckett
for: female voice, bass flute, viola and percussion
duration: 6'
commission: Archipel 1996 Festival in Geneva
first performance: 12.3.96, Geneva, Archipel, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Giorgio Bernasconi (conductor)
Due poesie francesi di Luca
for: female voice and ensemble
detailed instrumentation: mezzo-soprano (or soprano), flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, piano, violin and cello
duration: 5'
commission: French Ministry of Culture
first performance: 6.10.11, Strasbourg, Salle de la Bourse, Festival Musica 2011, Françoise Kubler (soprano), Accroche Note
Due poesie francesi di Rilke
for: female voice, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano and string quartet
duration: 9'
first performance: 5.10.95, Strasbourg, Festival Musica, Katherine Ciesinski (mezzo-soprano), Ensemble Recherche, Pascal Rophé (conductor); revised version: 12.3.96, Geneva, Archipel, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Ensemble Contrechamps, Giorgio Bernasconi (conductor)
Fado errático
a song concert upon fados by Amália Rodriguez
for: for female voice, large ensemble and live electronics
detailed instrumentation: fado singer (female), flute (also piccolo and G-flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, cimbalom and percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II, viola, violoncello, double-bass (five strings) and live electronics
duration: 65'
commission: IRCAM-Centre Pompidou
first performance: 15.3.15, Orléans, Scène Nationale d'Orléans, Salle Barrault, Cristina Branco (voice), Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne (conductor), Thomas Goepfer (live electronics)
Fu verso o forse fu inverno
sei liriche di Lorenzo Calogero
for: mezzosoprano, piano and live electronics
duration: about 17'
first performance: 26.5.16, Paris, Hôtel de Galliffet, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Monica Bacelli (mezzosoprano), Giulio Biddau (piano), Marco Liuni, Alvise Vidolin (live electronics)
Godspell
for: mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, percussion, piano/celesta and string quintet
duration: 10'
commission: WDR Köln for Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2002 and Ensemble Cikada
first performance: 28.4.02, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano), Ensemble Cikada, Christian Eggen (conductor)
Horrido
for: seven voices
detailed instrumentation: 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, baritone, bass
duration: 13'
commission: Commissioned by WDR, supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and SACEM, for the Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik
first performance: 7.5.11, Witten, Tage für Neue Kammermusik, Schola Heidelberg, Walter Nußbaum (conductor)
In dir
for: vocal ensemble
detailed instrumentation: soprano, mezzosoprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone, bass
duration: 23'
commission: French Ministry of Culture
first performance: 24.9.03, Stuttgart, Musik der Jahrhunderte im Theaterhaus Pragsattel, Neue Vocalsolisten
L'ingenuo
for: soprano, euphonium, horn and live electronics
duration: 15'
commission: IRCAM, Paris
first performance: provisional version: 26.2.94, Paris, IRCAM, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Gérard Buquet (euphonium); final version: 20.1.06, Paris, Grande Salle du Centre Pompidou, Claire Booth (soprano), Jens McManama (horn), Arnaud Boukhitine (euphonium), Thomas Goepfer (IRCAM computer music production)
Least Bee
for: voice and chamber ensemble
detailed instrumentation: 1st version: soprano, flute, trumpet, percussion, harp and cello; 2nd version: soprano, flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
duration: 15'
first performance: 1st (incomplete) version: 24.10.92, Cologne, Ensemble Avantgarde, Steffen Schleiermacher (conductor); 1st (complete) version: 21.4.94, London, Purcell Room, Sarah Leonard (soprano), Capricorn Ensemble; 2nd (incomplete) version: 29.1.93 New York, Focus! The new Europeans, the New Juilliard Ensemble, Joel Sachs (conductor); 2nd (complete) version: 2.11.03, Brussels, Théàtre Marni, Festival Europalia, Margherita Chiminelli (soprano), Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli (conductor)
Quattro voci
for: soprano, flute, clarinet and piano
duration: 13'
first performance: 25.2.89, Berlin, XII Musik Biennale, Gladys de Bellida (soprano), Micromégas Ensemble
Romper del día
sei poesie di José Ángel Valente per controtenore e corno
for: countertenor and french horn
duration: 13'
commission: French Ministry of Culture and Cumulus
first performance: 5.7.14, La Charité-sur-Loire (France), Festival Format Raisins, Kai Wessel (countertenor), Olivier Darbellay (horn)
Se taccio, il duol s'avanza
madrigali per dodici voci soliste e violino
for: twelve solo voices and violin
detailed instrumentation: S. I,II,III A. I,II,III T. I,II,III B. I,II,III
duration: 13'
commission: KlangForum Heidelberg and Milano Musica
first performance: 24.10.11, Milan, Teatro Elfo Puccini, Festival di Milano Musica, Lina Uinskyte (violin), Schola Heidelberg, Walter Nussbaum (conductor)
The triple foole
quattro madrigali a cinque voci su testi di John Donne
for: vocal ensemble (S. MS. CT. T. B.)
duration: 14'
commission: Milano Musica
first performance: 25.11.17, Milan, Teatro Girolamo, Milano Musica Festival, Exaudi Vocal Ensemble
Tre canzoni popolari
for: female voice and piano
detailed instrumentation: soprano or mezzo-soprano, piano
duration: 11'30"
first performance: 31.5.14, Trieste, Casa della Musica, Risuonanze, Akiko Kozato (voice), Adele D’Aronzo (piano)
Un recitativo
for: voice and nine instruments
detailed instrumentation: soprano, 1.1.1.1./1.0.0.0./string quartet
duration: 9'30
first performance: 10.9.88, Cernobbio (Como), Festival Lario Musica, Luisa Castellani (soprano), Quintetto Arnold, Arditti String Quartet, Emilio Pomarico (conductor)
Yoru no hibiki, yama no naka yori
Musica notturna dal silenzio della montagna, su versi di Saigyō, per voce e quartetto d’archi
for: voice and string quartet
duration: 13'
commission: Mrs Ryoko Aoki
first performance: 1.09.16, Tokyo, Umberto Agnelli Hall, Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo, Italy meets Noh!, Ryoko Aoki (voice), Quatuor Diotima
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