Arlecchino, BV 270 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

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I. Erster Satz: Arlecchino als Schalk (Arlecchino as Rogue)

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II. Zweiter Satz: Arlecchino als Kriegsmann (Arlecchino as Warrior)

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III. Dritter Satz: Arlecchino als Ehemann (Arlecchino as Husband)

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IV. Vierter Satz: Arlecchino als Sieger (Arlecchino Victorious)

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Philipp Jarnach (1892-1982), piano reduction

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1917. Plate 28147.

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Work Title Arlecchino
Alternative. Title Arlecchino, oder Die Fenster. Ein theatralisches Capriccio
Harlequin, or The Windows. A theatrical caprice
Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BV 270 ; Op.50
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  • Erster Satz: Arlecchino als Schalk (Arlecchino as Rogue)
1. Einleitung, Szene und Liedchen (Introduzione, Scena e Canzonetta)
2. Duett (Duetto)
3. Terzett (Terzetto)
  • Zweiter Satz: Arlecchino als Kriegsmann (Arlecchino as Warrior)
4. Marsch und Szene (Marcia e Scena)
  • Dritter Satz: Arlecchino als Ehemann (Arlecchino as Husband)
5a. Szene und Arie (Scena e Aria)
5b. Kleine Arie (Arietta)
6. Szene für zwei, dann für drei Personen (Scena a due, poi a tre)
  • Vierter Satz: Arlecchino als Sieger (Arlecchino Victorious)
7a. Szene (Scena)
7b. Quartett und Melodram (Quartetto e Melodramma)
8. Monolog (Monologo)
9. Umzug und Schlußtanz (Processione e Danza finale)
Appendix: Sung Variant of Arlecchino's Closing Speech
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914 (November-December); 1915 (November)-1916 (August)
First Performance. 1917-05-11
Zürich: Stadttheater. Ferruccio Busoni (conductor)
First Publication. 1917 – Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel
Librettist Composer
Language German (some Italian)
Dedication Arthur Bodanzky
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Cast
Arlecchino (narrator)
Ser Matteo del Sarto (baritone)
Abbate Cospicuo (baritone)
Leandro (tenor)
Colombina (mezzo-soprano)
Dottor Bombasto (bass)
Orchestra
2 flutes (both also piccolo), 2 oboes (2 also English horn),
2 clarinets (2 also bass clarinet in C), 2 bassoons (2 also contrabassoon)
3 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones
timpani, 3 percussion (glockenspiel, triangle, tambourine, military drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, celesta), strings (8, 8, 6, 6, 6)
On-stage Instruments
2 trumpets, timpani

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Cast

  • Ser Matteo del Sarto, tailor-master (baritone)
  • Abbate Cospicuo (baritone)
  • Dottor Bombasto (bass)
  • Arlecchino (speaking role)
  • Leandro, cavalier (tenor)
  • Annunziata, Matteo's wife (silent)
  • Colombina, Arlecchino's wife (mezzo-soprano)
  • Two constables (silent)