Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Ariosi (1963)

for soprano, violin and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1963
    • Duration : 27 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº ED 5037
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Torquato Tasso

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 1 solo soprano, 1 violin
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 2 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 celesta, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 23 August 1964
    Location :

    Edinburgh Festival


    Performers :

    Irmgard Seefried : soprano, Wolfgang Schneiderhan : violon, London Symphony Orchestra, direction : Colin Davis.

Table of contents

  • I. Qual rugiada
  • II. Compianto
  • III. Maraviglioso fior del vostro mare
  • IV. Estro
  • V. Deh, vieni, morte soave