• John Harbison
  • Mottetti di Montale (1980)

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)
  • pf
  • Mezzo Soprano [=soprano]
  • 56 min
  • John Harbison
  • Eugenio Montale
  • Italian

Programme Note

Premiere:
4 August 1981
Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano
Edward Auer, piano
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe, NM

Mottetti di Montale are twenty poems by the Italian poet and Nobel Prize-winner, Eugenio Montale, arranged into four "Books" from Le Occasioni.

During the twenty years that followed the premiere, Harbison orchestrated three groups of the poems for mezzo-soprano and ensemble. The groups may be performed separately or together:
Book 1
La Primavera di Sottoripa
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Book 2
Il Saliscendi Bianco (The White Swallow)
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Books 3 and 4
Due Libri
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Complete
Mottetti di Montale
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