Aldo Brizzi

composer


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Ensemble


Objet d’art (1980) for flute and 8 strings
Prize “Venezia Opera Prima”
World Première: Pavia, 1981; European Community Youth Orchestra, cond. James Judd

Le erbe nella Thule (1984-85) for soprano leggero et 8 instruments
World Première: Paris, Center Pompidou, 1985, Ensemble 2E2M, soprano Judy Wham, cond. Paul Méfano

Il libro dell’interrogazione poetica I (1983-84) for 6 perc. and ensemble
Prize “European Year of Music” - Cologne-Venice-Paris 1985
World Première: Cologne, WDR, 1985; Ensemble Köln, cond. Robert Platz




Il libro dell’interrogazione poetica III (1987) for 3 bass voices, 7 brass instruments, 2 percussion and live electronics
World Première: Royaumont, 1987; Singcircle London, Ens. de cuivres et  percussions de l’InterContemporain, cond. Annick Mink

Kammerkonzert n. 1 (1986) for flute concertante, violin, clarinet and  piano
World Première: Jerusalem, Israel Festival, 1986; Nuovo Ensemble di Torino, cond. Aldo Brizzi

Kammerkonzert n. 2 (1989) for 10 strings
World Première: Antibes, Foundation Sophia  Antipolis, 1989;
String Ensemble by Berlin Philharmonic, cond. Aldo Brizzi


LA LINGUA DELLA SOGLIA (1996-97) for 7 instruments
fl, cl, pf, perc, vl, viola, vc
dur.: 11’
Commissioned by Radio France
World Première: Paris, Radio France, Festival Presence, 1997; Ensemble by Radio France Philharmonic Orch., cond. Tsung Ye

BARRAVENTO (1998) for solo double bass, bass sax, ensemble, live electronics and pre-recorded sequences
cl, clb, trp, tbn, 3 perc, vc, cb
Commissioned by GRAME, Lyon
World Première: Saint-Etienne, Musée d'Art Moderne, 1999
Jean-Pierre Robert, Daniel Kientzy, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain de Lyon, cond. Daniel Kawka




Chamber Music


PICCOLA SERENATA (1978) for flute, viola et percussion
dur.: 5’
World Première: Lisbon, Foundation Gulbenkian, 1979, Grupo de música contempôranea de Lisboa

SCHIZZI DA BOUDOIR (1981) for clarinet and piano
dur.: 8’
World Première: London, Southbank Center, 1981; Mark van der Wiel, Jan Latham Koenig

MIRTENLIED (1982)  for flute et harp
dur.: 10’
Editions Salabert Paris
World Première: Paris, Radio France - Perspectives du XXème Siècle, 1983
Pierre-Yves Artaud, Sylvie Beltrando

... DA UN FRAMMENTO (1983) for string quartet
dur.: 6’
Editions Salabert Paris
World Première:  Festival de la Rochelle, 1984, Arditti String Quartet





Solo Intrument


DE LA TRANSMUTATIONE DE' METALLI I (1983-86) for saxophones (one player)
dur.: 7’
World Première: Paris, GERM, 1985; Daniel Kientzy

DE LA TRANSMUTATIONE DE' METALLI II (1985) for tuba
dur.: 4’
World Première: Nancy, Hotel de Ville, 1985; Mel Culbertson

DE LA TRANSMUTATIONE DE' METALLI III (1985) for double bass
dur.: 11’
Prize “Franco Evangelisti” - Rome 1986
World Première: Nemi, 1986; Marcello Federici

DE LA TRANSMUTATIONE DE' METALLI IV (1988) for percussion
dur.: 8’
Commissioned de French Ministry for Culture
World Première: Nice, Festival Manca, 1988; Thierry Miroglio

DE LA TRANSMUTATIONE DE' METALLI V (1998-89) for violin
dur.: 10’
Prize “Jung Composers Forum”  -  Cologne 1989
World Première: Cologne, WDR, 1989; Sakko Gawriloff


Danse and Intermedia


THE LABYRINTH TRIAL
for live instruments, electronics, dance
Choreography: Vera Passos / Videos: Inés Fontenla
World Première: Bruxelles, Espace Senghor, 2000

METADANSE
for singer and virtual dance co.
Virtual choreography: Jie Loon
Première : Pos-Lida, Salvador Bahia, 2013

WIEDER
for soprano, electronics, video art
Video-art: Hirosuke Kitamura
Première: 2019

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Wieder


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Other works


Giacinto Scelsi - Les funerailles d’Alexandre
version by Aldo Brizzi 1988
sax double bass (or bass), cfg, cb, 3 perc.
dur.: 11’
Editions Salabert, Paris
World Première: Strasbourg, Festival Musica, 1988, Gruppo Musica Insieme Cremona, cond. Aldo Brizzi
CD INA/Mémoire vive, Paris 1993

Hector Villa Lobos - Alma brasileira (Choro n. 5)
orchestration by Aldo Brizzi for ensemble
dur.: 10’
World Première:  México, Festival del Centro Historico, 1992, La Camerata, cond. Aldo Brizzi
CD Cenidim, México 1994

Hugo Wolf - Spanishes Liederbuch
Orchestration by Aldo Brizzi for two singers and chamber ensemble
dur.: 75'
Commissioned by Hugo Wolf-Akademie
World Première: Ludwisburg, SchlossFestspiele 2003, cond. Aldo Brizzi


Scott Joplin - Treemonisha, opera in three acts
orchestration by Aldo Brizzi
for 9 singers, chorus, 13 instruments
Dur. 105'
World Première: Núcleo de Ópera da Bahia, Salvador Bahia Brazil, 2106
cond. Aldo Brizzi

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Augusto de campos


Bem-vindo, Aldo Brizzi, que "a brisa do Brasil" deslumbra, mas não dobra.
Sua música … há de ser muito útil para abrir os nossos ouvidos a novas e necessárias descobertas desabridas.
….
Welcome, Aldo Brizzi, that the "Brazil's breeze" fascinates, but does not curve. His music must be very propitious to open our ears to new and necessary rude discoveries.


Work in progress


AMOR AZUL
(2016-19)
an opera in the form of Brazilian popular songs
based on "Gitagovinda" by Jayadeva,
libretto by Aldo Brizzi
Portuguese version by André Vallias
music by Aldo Brizzi & Gilberto Gil


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Je connais Aldo Brizzi depuis quelques années et je suis frappé par son intelligence musicale et son metier de compositeur et chef d'orchestre. J'ai l'intendu et suis convencu que son avenir sera des plus brillants.
Giacinto Scelsi 1986