updated 17 December 2009
© Cristina Moregola

Alessandro Solbiati

Italian composer born in 1956 in Busto Arsizio, near Milan

Following two years of a physics degree at the Milan University, Alessandro Solbiati studied piano with Eli Perrota and composition with Sandro Gorli at the conservatory in the same city. From 1977 to 1980, he attended the classes of Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna.

From 1982 to 1995, Solbiati taught counterpoint and composition at the Giovanni Battista Martini Conservatory in Bologna, before becoming a professor of composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan in 1995. In 1996 and 2005, he taught at Centre Acanthes (in Avignon and Metz, respectively), and led master-classes at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in 1997 and 2001, at the Lyon Conservatoire (CNSM) in 2003, and at the Mexico Conservatory in 2002.

He has been awarded numerous prizes in Italy, including the Turin International Competition Prize for his String Quartet in 1980, the Rome RAI-Paganini Prize in 1982 for Di luce, and prizes at the Brescia International Karlheinz Stockhausen Competition and the Alfredo Casella Competition in Sienna. In 1989, Attraverso, Solbiati’s first theatrical work, was premiered in Brescia. In the same year, his oratorio Nel deserto was premiered at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Solbiati’s catalogue comprises some 200 works, performances of which have taken place at the Venice Biennale, IRCAM, Radio-France, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, BBC, Huddersfield, Wien Modern, Musica (Strasbourg) and the Holland Festival, and in cities including Sydney, Metz, Zagreb, Stockholm, Maastricht, Moscow, Boston and Mexico. He has been commissioned by la Scala in Milan, RAI, the Santa Cecilia (Rome) and Giuseppe Verdi (Milan) Orchestras, and Ensembles Alternance and 2e2m. He has composed numerous radiophonic works for RAI in collaboration with writer Paola Capriolo, including Frammenti da “Il gigante” (1994), La colomba azzurra (1996) and Con i miei mille occhi (1997).

Alessandro Solbiati has made a significant contribution to solo instrumental and chamber music repertoire, with notable works including Ibi, bone fabricator! for solo flute (2009) and Contrapunctus for flute and violin (2008). He has also written for folk instruments and electronics, e.g., Preludio e canto for bayan and electronics (2005) and Thai song for 52 Thai gongs (2009). Wishing to intensively explore all the possibilities of a given instrument or of his original musical material, several of his pieces exist in multiple versions, such as Nora, for cimbalom and seven instruments (2003), for cimbalom, flute, clarinet and percussion (2004) and for cimbalom and orchestra (2008).

His love of poetry has given rise to numerous settings of texts to music, including the Decima elegia cycle for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra (1991-1995), on Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies. Other notable works include Und nun, hommage à Haydn, also a setting Rilke’s writing (2009); Hölderlin Lieder (2000), a setting of Hölderlin; Le réveil de mon âme, a setting of Baudelaire (2001); …e l’altre stelle (2000), a setting of Dante; Ach, so früh (2003), a setting of Christian Adolph Overbeck; and Tre Lieder su George (2006), a setting of Stefan George.

In 2008, the Teatro Verdi in Trieste commissioned Solbiati’s first opera, Il carro e i canti, an adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s “A Feast in Time of Plague”. The work was premiered in April 2009. Solbiati composed another theatrical work inspired by Russian literature for the premiere of an opera based upon The Grand Inquisitor, and embedded narrative within Dostoyevsky’s Brothers Karamazov.


© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2009

  • Solo (excluding voice)
    • Cinque studietti progressivi in forma di fiaba for piano, homage to W. Blake (1979), 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • ...à trois voix... for harpsichord (1981), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre studi a forma di decida for piano (1981), 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • D'ombra two pieces for cello (1982), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quelle pause di luce for solo violin (1983), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • AAS for organ (1984), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Studio - The secret sharer for piano (1985), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre pezzi for guitar (1987), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Path for clarinet in B flat (1988), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Poem for solo percussionist (1988), 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • As if to land... for solo flute (1989), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Preludio for solo percussionist (1990), 60 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Tale for electronic percussion (1990), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Corde for solo viola (1991), 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Vezelay for harp (1994), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • I quattro mari series I-II, for guitar (1995), Suvini Zerboni
    • I quattro mari series I-II, for guitar (1995), Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonata for piano (1996), 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Vox for clarinet (piccolo and bass) and electroacoustic device (1996), 7 mn 37 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Straight out for solo trumpet (1998), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Les espaces limpides for bass flute and electronics (2002), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quaderno d'immagini eight pieces for solo cymbalum (2002), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Studi per chitarra first series (I-IV), for guitar (2002), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Suite for cello (2002), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Due adagi (Tiresia e La pizia) for violin (2003), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Vox version for saxophone and electroacoustic device (2004), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Preludio e canto for bayan and electronics (2005), 6 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonata seconda for piano (2005), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trittico three movements for accordion (2005), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Yang for solo timpani (2005), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Bois ten short pieces for solo marimba, version for five octave marimba (2006), 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Bois ten short pieces for solo marimba (2006), 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Interludi for piano (2000-2006), 30 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trittico three movements for accordion, version for bayan (2006), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Degl'incanti for solo cello (2007), 3 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Fête for piano (2007), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ibi, bone fabricator! for solo flute (2009), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sei postludi for positive organ (2010), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Er for solo double bass (2011), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • Chamber music
    • Franz Schubert : Klavierstück n° 2 D 946 pour piano transcription for string quartet (), Suvini Zerboni
    • Sei piccoli pezzi for clarinet and piano (1977), 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Elseq for two violins, viola and harpsichord (1978), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • ...E la flors... for harp, celesta, harpsichord, vibraphone (1978-1979), 6 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quartetto for string quartet (1980), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Like as the waves for piano four hands (1981), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Stille four pieces for flute, violin, viola and cello (1981), 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Blütenstaub for violin, viola and piano (1982), 11 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cadeau for piano, violin, cello and five percussionists (1984), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dawn for flute and harp (1987), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quintettino for flute, violin, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet and celesta (1987), 5 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trio for violin, cello and piano (1987), 17 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Notturno for wind quintet (1988), 11 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tempo di quartetto for string quartet (1988), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trio secondo for clarinet, cello and piano (1988, 1992-1993), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Am Fuss des Gebirgs for flute, bass clarinet and piano (1991), 7 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Secondo quartetto for string quartet (1991), 17 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trio d'archi for string trio (1991), 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dawn II for saxophone quartet (1992), 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ottetto for eight performers (1992), 7 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • A nameless pod for four violas da gamba (1994), 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cinque pezzi facili for one to five instruments (1994), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Duo da "Il gigante" for violin and piano (1994), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Chanson d'aube transcription of Dawn for flute and guitar (1995), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Con l'antico canto for flute and bass clarinet (1995), 3 mn 20 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dieci pezzi for accordion, two violins and cello (1995), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • La rosa profunda four pieces for flute and violin (1994-1995), Suvini Zerboni
    • Sette pezzi for string quartet (1995), 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Manet for cello and piano (1996), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Mari for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1997), 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ola de luz for flute and piano (1997), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonetto for violin and piano (1997), 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Am Fuss des Gebirgs II for saxophone, bassoon and piano (1998), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • E. R. for string quartet (1998), 2 mn 4 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pape Moe five pieces for violin, guitar and accordion, after Gauguin (1998), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ces miroirs jumeaux two pieces for flute and viola d'amore (1999), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Prologo e quattro pezzi for piano and percussion (1999), 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Interlunium for six instruments (2000), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Zu neuen Freuden for two pianos (2000), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • pour J.L.M. for flute, viola d'amore and tenor cello (2001), 6 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Again for violin, cello and piano (2002), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Der Wind spielt for wind quintet (2002), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Con l'antico canto version for flute and bassoon (2003), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pensieri interrotti ten brief pieces for three bayans (2003), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pour Ph. B for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2003), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Am Fuss des Gebirgs II version for clarinet, bassoon and piano (2004), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Chanson d'aube version for violin and guitar (2004), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Mondnacht on Schumann's Lieder nocturnes, for clarinet in A , cello and piano (2004), 9 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Nora version for cymbalum, flute, clarinet and percussion (2004), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pape Moe version for guitar and accordion (2004), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dies after pour Ph. B, for clarinet and piano (2005), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Friendly for flute, violin, viola and cello (2005), 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ola de luz version for violin and piano (2005), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonata Felix sonata in D minor for violin and piano, based on an unfinished original piece by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (2005), Suvini Zerboni
    • Sestetto a Gérard for set (2006), Suvini Zerboni
    • Cadeau III for five instruments (2007), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Flos - Omaggio a Francesco Pennisi for flute, clarinet, cello, piano and percussion (2007), 3 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Klimt for violin, viola, cello and piano (2007), 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Le corde di Noccolo for violin and piano (2007), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Albatros for flute, violin and piano (2008), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Contrapunctus for flute and violin (2008), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Fravi for violin, percussion and piano (2008), 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Suite Alternance for set (1999-2008), 46 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Fête II for six percussionists (two main and two supporting) (2009), 2 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Thai song for 52 Thai gong (six performers) (2009), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Variazioni Felix for cello and piano (2009), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Notturno secondo per violin, cello and piano (2010), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quattro Lieder for violin and viola after Franz Schubert's Winterreise (2010), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Slanci forty short variations for three trumpets in C (2010), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Specchi for timpani and piano (2011), 8 mn 15 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • Instrumental ensemble music
  • Concert music
    • De ces ciels brouillés for oboe solo, four wind instruments and three string instruments (1981), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Di luce concerto for violin and orchestra (1982), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Due movimenti for harpsichord and string quintet (1982), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Concerto for guitar and orchestra (1990), 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Piccolo concerto for guitar and nine instruments (1991), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cadeau II for two harpsichords and strings (string quartet or orchestra) (1992), 12 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Canto per Ania for cello and fourteen instruments (1992), 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • By my window for piano and nine performers (1993), 17 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Mi lirica sombra for bass clarinet and ensemble (1993), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre pezzi for solo percussionist, flute, viola, double bass and harpsichord (1994), 11 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Der neue Tag for cello, horn and string orchestra (1997), 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Poema for four trumpets and five-string instruments, transcription of the omonymous piece by Goffredo Petrassi (1999), 20 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Concerto for guitar and orchestra, version for guitar and chamber orchestra (2000), 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • By my window II for solo piano and nine performers (2001), 16 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il filo d'oro version for oboe and five instruments (2001), 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Nora for cymbalum and seven instruments (2003, 2004), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Alúmina for flute and string orchestra (2005), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pour R. C. "What then?" for concerto cello, flute, clarinet, violin and viola (2005), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Nora version for cymbalum and orchestra (2008), 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Verso (pour J.) for violin, piano and four instruments (2008), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Fons for piano and orchestra (2012), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • ...più sopra le stelle... for soprano and orchestra (1984), 23 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Lied for soprano, violin, cello and piano (1985), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Nel deserto oratorio for baritone, children's voice, narrator, choir and ensemble (1986), 55 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Aube for female choir and piano (1987), 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Attraverso theatrical action for two mimes, soprano, narrator and six performers (1990), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Aube version for female choir and harp (1990), 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Das grosse Fest for children's choir and two percussionists (1990), 9 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dialogo for reciting voice, clarinet and vibraphone (1991), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage La partenza monodrama for voice and percussionist (1991), 12 mn 15 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Die Quelle der Freude three pieces for vocal quintet or choir and orchestra (1992), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il filo d'oro for soprano and five instruments (1992), 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Klage for small choir, large choir and eleven instruments (1992), 12 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Omnia flumina for soprano and organ (1992), 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quartetto con Lied for voice and string quartet (1992), 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ach, so früh? seven small pieces for soprano and eight instruments (1993), 13 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Due dialoghi for clarinet, cello, percussion and narrator (1993), 19 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Una leggenda di Stranalandia for two reciters and six instrumentalists (1993), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage El canto quiere ser luz theatrical action for soprano, tenor, baritone, narrator, two mimes and nine instruments (1994), 30 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec stage Frammenti da "Il gigante" Musical tale for soprano, two reciters, piano and midi keyboard and violin (1994), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Schaukeln for baritone and fourteen instruments (1994), 9 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre frammenti for soprano, baritone and orchestra (1994), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Decima elegia for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra (1991-1995), 1 h 30 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il Dio narrante monologue for narrator, percussion and piano (1996), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Inno radio opera, for voice, cello and electronic tape (1996), 11 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec stage La colomba azzurra musical tale in twenty episodes, for voice and ensemble (1996), 1 h 40 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il poeta for narrator and chamber orchestra (1997), 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Surgentes for children's choir and string trio (1997), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Piccoli canti for reciting voice and eight instrumentalists (1998), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Surgentes for children's or women's choir and piano (1998), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Due Lieder for female voice and piano (1997-1999), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ingresso e Kyrie for small choir, large choir (or divided choir) and eleven instruments (or chamber orchestra) (1999), 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • ...e l'altre stelle version for six solo voices and organ (2000), 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Eucháristos for small choir, large choir and organ (2000), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Hölderlin Lieder for soprano and piano (2000), 7 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • O vere beata nox for soprano, string quartet and reciting voice (2002), Suvini Zerboni
    • Ach, so früh six pieces for soprano and seven instruments (2003), 11 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Otto canti for voice and cymbalum (2004), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Volo for soprano and viola (2005), 3 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cantico for female voice, accordion and ten instruments (2006), 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Nésos two movements for soprano, percussion and electroacoustic device (2006), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre Lieder su George for soprano and piano (2006), 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Eucháristos II for three accordions and six mixed voices (2007), Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Il carro e i canti one act opera (2008), 50 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tango for reciting voice, oboe and accordion (2009), 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Und nun Homage to F.J. Haydn on a verse by R.M. Rilke for baritone and seven instrumentalists (2009), 6 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Durissimo silenzio madrigal for piano and six solo voices (2010), 5 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dolce amore for female voice and piano after the Lauda Spiritu Sancto dolce amore (2011), 3 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Leggenda one-act opera (2010-2011), 1 h 30 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • A cappella vocal music
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
    • elec Con i miei mille occhi music for the homonymous tale of Paola Capriolo (1997), 1 h 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2012
    • Fons for piano and orchestra, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2011
    • Crescendo eight small pieces in the form of studies for chamber orchestra, 24 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dolce amore for female voice and piano after the Lauda Spiritu Sancto dolce amore, 3 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Er for solo double bass, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Leggenda one-act opera, 1 h 30 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Per Aldo for small set, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Specchi for timpani and piano, 8 mn 15 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Suite da "Le réveil de mon âme" two movements and an intermezzo for twelve solo voices, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2010
    • Durissimo silenzio madrigal for piano and six solo voices, 5 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Notturno secondo per violin, cello and piano, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quattro Lieder for violin and viola after Franz Schubert's Winterreise , 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sei postludi for positive organ, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sinfonia terza for orchestra, 20 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Slanci forty short variations for three trumpets in C , 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2009
    • Fête II for six percussionists (two main and two supporting), 2 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • I quattro punti for twelve cellos, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ibi, bone fabricator! for solo flute, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • L'augurio di Florestano from Il risveglio di Florestano , for orchestra, 2 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Musagète for nine instrumentalists, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tango for reciting voice, oboe and accordion, 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Thai song for 52 Thai gong (six performers), 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • To whom? for solo soprano, 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Und nun Homage to F.J. Haydn on a verse by R.M. Rilke for baritone and seven instrumentalists, 6 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Variazioni Felix for cello and piano, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2008
    • Albatros for flute, violin and piano, 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Contrapunctus for flute and violin, 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Fravi for violin, percussion and piano, 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Il carro e i canti one act opera, 50 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Nora version for cymbalum and orchestra, 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Suite Alternance for set, 46 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Veni creator for eight voices, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Verso (pour J.) for violin, piano and four instruments, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Bois ten short pieces for solo marimba, version for five octave marimba, 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Bois ten short pieces for solo marimba, 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cantico for female voice, accordion and ten instruments, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Interludi for piano, 30 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Nésos two movements for soprano, percussion and electroacoustic device, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sestetto a Gérard for set, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sinfonia da camera for set, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre Lieder su George for soprano and piano, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trittico three movements for accordion, version for bayan, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2005
    • Alúmina for flute and string orchestra, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dies after pour Ph. B, for clarinet and piano, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Friendly for flute, violin, viola and cello, 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ola de luz version for violin and piano, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pour R. C. "What then?" for concerto cello, flute, clarinet, violin and viola, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Preludio e canto for bayan and electronics, 6 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sinfonia seconda for orchestra, 24 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonata Felix sonata in D minor for violin and piano, based on an unfinished original piece by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonata seconda for piano, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trittico three movements for accordion, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Volo for soprano and viola, 3 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Yang for solo timpani, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2004
    • Am Fuss des Gebirgs II version for clarinet, bassoon and piano, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Chanson d'aube version for violin and guitar, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Mondnacht on Schumann's Lieder nocturnes, for clarinet in A , cello and piano, 9 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Nora version for cymbalum, flute, clarinet and percussion, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Otto canti for voice and cymbalum, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pape Moe version for guitar and accordion, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Vox version for saxophone and electroacoustic device, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Weg for twelve instruments, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
    • By my window II for solo piano and nine performers, 16 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il filo d'oro version for oboe and five instruments, 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Le réveil de mon âme for twelve solo voices, 26 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Primavera for flute, oboe, harpsichord and six stringed instruments, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • pour J.L.M. for flute, viola d'amore and tenor cello, 6 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 2000
    • ...e l'altre stelle version for six solo voices and organ, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec ...e l'altre stelle for six solo voices and live electronics, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Concerto for guitar and orchestra, version for guitar and chamber orchestra, 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Eucháristos for small choir, large choir and organ, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Hölderlin Lieder for soprano and piano, 7 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Interlunium for six instruments, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Zu neuen Freuden for two pianos, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1999
    • Ces miroirs jumeaux two pieces for flute and viola d'amore, 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Due Lieder for female voice and piano, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ingresso e Kyrie for small choir, large choir (or divided choir) and eleven instruments (or chamber orchestra), 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Poema for four trumpets and five-string instruments, transcription of the omonymous piece by Goffredo Petrassi, 20 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Prologo e quattro pezzi for piano and percussion, 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sette pezzi version for string orchestra, 24 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1998
    • Am Fuss des Gebirgs II for saxophone, bassoon and piano, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • E. R. for string quartet, 2 mn 4 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Pape Moe five pieces for violin, guitar and accordion, after Gauguin, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Piccoli canti for reciting voice and eight instrumentalists, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sinfonia for orchestra, 20 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Straight out for solo trumpet, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Surgentes for children's or women's choir and piano, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1997
    • elec Con i miei mille occhi music for the homonymous tale of Paola Capriolo, 1 h 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Der neue Tag for cello, horn and string orchestra, 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il poeta for narrator and chamber orchestra, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Mari for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano, 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ola de luz for flute and piano, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Raggio for chamber orchestra, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonetto for violin and piano, 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Surgentes for children's choir and string trio, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1996
    • Il Dio narrante monologue for narrator, percussion and piano, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Inno radio opera, for voice, cello and electronic tape, 11 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec stage La colomba azzurra musical tale in twenty episodes, for voice and ensemble, 1 h 40 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Manet for cello and piano, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonata for piano, 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Vox for clarinet (piccolo and bass) and electroacoustic device, 7 mn 37 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1995
    • Chanson d'aube transcription of Dawn for flute and guitar, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Con l'antico canto for flute and bass clarinet, 3 mn 20 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Decima elegia for soprano, baritone, mixed choir and orchestra, 1 h 30 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dieci pezzi for accordion, two violins and cello, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • I quattro mari series I-II, for guitar, Suvini Zerboni
    • I quattro mari series I-II, for guitar, Suvini Zerboni
    • La rosa profunda four pieces for flute and violin, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sette pezzi for string quartet, 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sphynx for eight voices, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Valzer for orchestra, 5 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1994
    • A nameless pod for four violas da gamba, 4 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cinque pezzi facili for one to five instruments, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Duo da "Il gigante" for violin and piano, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • stage El canto quiere ser luz theatrical action for soprano, tenor, baritone, narrator, two mimes and nine instruments, 30 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec stage Frammenti da "Il gigante" Musical tale for soprano, two reciters, piano and midi keyboard and violin, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Schaukeln for baritone and fourteen instruments, 9 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre frammenti for soprano, baritone and orchestra, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre pezzi for solo percussionist, flute, viola, double bass and harpsichord, 11 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Vezelay for harp, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1993
  • 1992
    • Cadeau II for two harpsichords and strings (string quartet or orchestra), 12 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Canto per Ania for cello and fourteen instruments, 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dawn II for saxophone quartet, 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Die Quelle der Freude three pieces for vocal quintet or choir and orchestra, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Il filo d'oro for soprano and five instruments, 4 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Klage for small choir, large choir and eleven instruments, 12 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Le lac sur les pierres for twelve performers, 14 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Omnia flumina for soprano and organ, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ottetto for eight performers, 7 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quartetto con Lied for voice and string quartet, 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Sonetto a Rilke for eight instruments, 8 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1991
  • 1990
    • stage Attraverso theatrical action for two mimes, soprano, narrator and six performers, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Aube version for female choir and harp, 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Concerto for guitar and orchestra, 21 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Das grosse Fest for children's choir and two percussionists, 9 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Preludio for solo percussionist, 60 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Tale for electronic percussion, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1989
  • 1988
    • Notturno for wind quintet, 11 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Path for clarinet in B flat, 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Poem for solo percussionist, 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tempo di quartetto for string quartet, 8 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trio secondo for clarinet, cello and piano, 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1987
    • Aube for female choir and piano, 6 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Dawn for flute and harp, 5 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quintettino for flute, violin, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet and celesta, 5 mn 40 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Tre pezzi for guitar, 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Trio for violin, cello and piano, 17 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1986
    • Nel deserto oratorio for baritone, children's voice, narrator, choir and ensemble, 55 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Rainewakened flower four pieces for eight performers, 18 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1985
  • 1984
    • ...più sopra le stelle... for soprano and orchestra, 23 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • AAS for organ, 12 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cadeau for piano, violin, cello and five percussionists, 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1983
  • 1982
    • Blütenstaub for violin, viola and piano, 11 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • D'ombra two pieces for cello, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Di luce concerto for violin and orchestra, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Due movimenti for harpsichord and string quintet, 16 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
    • Elseq for two violins, viola and harpsichord, 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Quintetto for clarinet and string quartet, 9 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • 1977
  • Date de composition inconnue

Discographie

  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Sonata Felix, dans « Mendelssohn, Complete Violin Sonatas », Francesco D’Orazio : violon, Roberto Prosseda : piano, 1 cd Decca, 2009.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Sinfonia Seconda ; Sinfonia ; Die Sterne Des Leidlands, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, direction : Daniel Kawka, 1 cd Stradivarius, 2007, n° STR 33760.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Quaderno d’immagini ; Tre duetti da Piccoli canti dans « Un Brin De Bruyère » avec des œuvres de György Kurtág, Luca Francesconi, avec Luigi Gaggero : cymbalym, Andrea Moretti : vibraphone, Freyja Gunnlaugsdóttir : clarinette, Michela La Fauci : harpe, 1 cd Stradivarius, 2007, n°STR 33785.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Hölderlin Lieder, dans La voix contemporaine en Italie, vol. 3, avec des pièces d’Aldo Clementi, Alberto Colla, Luca Lombardi, Giacomo Manzoni, Carlo Pinelli, Alessandro Solbiati et Fabio Vacchi, Duo Alterno, Tiziana Scandaletti : soprano, Riccardo Piacentini : piano, 1 cd Stradivarius, 2006, n° STR 33769.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Massimo BOTTER, « Agli Inquieti Spiriti »*,* comprenant : Sette pezzi ; O vere beata nox, Laura Catrani : soprano, Orchestra Camerata dei Laghi, Orquesta de Radio Televisión Españols RTVE, direction : Tito Ceccherini, 1 cd Stradivarius, 2006, n° STR 33635. 
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, « By My Window » : Canto Per AniaBy My Window IIMi Lirica Sombra, Margherita Chiminelli, Maurizio Longoni : clarinette, Thierry Miroglio : percussion, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, 1 cd Stradivarius, 2004, n° STR 33681.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Riti di introduzione, dans LmcsL Messa, Civici cori di Milano, Camerata polifonica di Milano, orchestre des Pommeriggi Musicali di Milano, direction : Sandro Gorli, avec des pièces de GORLI Sandro, Cristina Landuzzi, Ennio Morricone, Giovanni Verrando, Luis De Pablo, Paolo Rimoldi, Giulio Castagnoli, Francesco Pennisi, Stradivarius, 2001, n° STR 33573.
  • Charles IVES, Luis DE PABLO, Alessandro SOLBIATI, Trios, pour violon violoncelle et piano, Trio Atma, 1 cd Aura Classics, 2000.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Am Fuß Des Gebirgs II, dans « Extendo: Works for Bassoon & Other Instruments », Mauro Castellano, Mario Marzi, Paolo Carlini, avec des pièces de Carlo Boccadoro, Sylvano Bussotti, Giancarlo Cardini, Mauro Castellano, Ludovico Einaudi, 1 cd Materiali 2000.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, « Musica da camera »Trio d’archi ; Sonata ; Am Fuss des Gebirgs ; Sonetto ; Mari, Ensemble Alternance : Jacques Ghesterm : violon, Pierre-Henri Xuereb : viole d’amour, Jean Ferry : violoncelle, Jean-Luc Menet : flûte, Sandrine Bronchain : clarinette, Jay Gottlieb : piano, 1 cd, 1 dvd Stradivarius, Milan, 1999, STR 33542.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Tre pezzi per chitarra, Filomena Moretti : guitare, avec des œuvres de Heitor Villa Lobos, Nicolo’ Pagannini, 1 cd PHOENIX, 1997, n° 96208.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Tre pezzi per chitarra, Franz Halasz : guitare, avec des œuvres de Goffredo Petrassi, Luciano Berio, Nuccio D’Angelo, 1 cd BIS, 1997, n° BIS 823.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Quartetto con Lied, avec des œuvres de Goffredo Petrassi et Franco Donatoni, Aurora Bisanti : voix, Claudia Ravetto : violoncelle et le quatuor Paolo Borciani, 1 cd Stradivarius, 1995.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Sonetto A Rilke, ensemble Nuove Sincronie, direction : Renato Rivolta, Anna Maria Barbaglia : basson, Guido Boselli, Jacopo Scalfi et Michel Dispa : violoncelles, Paolo Beltramini : clarinette, avec des pièces de Niccolo Castiglioni, Franco Donatoni, Luca Macchi, Luigi Manfrin, Dino Mariani, 1 cd Sincronie, 1995.
  • Alessandro SOLBIATI, Nel deserto, ensemble 2e2m, direction : Paul Méfano, chef de chœur Denis Gautheyrie ensemble Vocal de l’Université Paris VII, Catherine Seitz : soprano, Vincent Bouchot : baryton, Massimo Semperlotti : récitant, 1 cd Adda, 1990, n° 581237.

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