Franco Donatoni (1927-2000)

Atem (1985)

two acts and an interlude


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1985
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Publisher : Ricordi, Milano, nº 133793
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      d'après Brandolino Brandolini d'Adda, Tiziana Fumagalli, Renato Maestri et Susan Park

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 3 solo sopranos [2 légers, 1 lyrique] , solo contralto, solo bass voice
  • mixed choir
  • 4 flutes, 4 oboes, 6 clarinets, 4 bassoons, bass saxophone, 8 horns, 10 trumpets, 9 trombones, 3 tubas, 2 percussionists, guitar (also electric guitar), 2 harp, organ, harpsichord, celesta, piano, 32 violins, 12 violas, 9 cellos, 8 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 16 February 1985
    Location :

    Itali,e Milan, La Scala, festival Musica nel nostro tempo


    Performers :

    Gianna Amato, Rebecca Littig, Victoria Schneider, Yukiko Ueda Maccari, Eleonora Jankovic, Francesco Ruta, Orchestre du théâtre de La Scala direction : Zoltán Peskó, chœur du Philharmonique de Varsovie, direction du chœur : Henryk Wojnarowski.