4 Poesie liriche, Op.40, BV 191 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Milano: F. Lucca / Ricordi, n.d. [1882]. Plate 57559.
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Work Title 4 Poesie liriche
Alternative. Title Primavera, estate, autunno, inverno / Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Le quattro stagione / The Four Seasons
Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BV 191 ; Op.40
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFB 44
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 sections:
  1. Primavera ("Nel primo giorno di calendi Maggio")
  2. Estate ("Tu mi se'nato o fiorellin d'amour")
  3. Autunno ("Chi mi dice onde vien la rondinella")
  4. Inverno ("Dal giorno che ti vidi")
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1882
First Publication. 1882
Librettist Francesco Dall'Ongaro (1808-1873)
Dedication Pietro Bini
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early_20th_century
Instrumentation Voices: male chorus (TTBB)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes (English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 2 trumpets; timpani; strings

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Version History

  • Composed 1882 for male chorus and orchestra (= BV 191)
Published 1882 by F. Lucca (Milan). Plates 37041 to 37044 (Nos.1–4 individually), 37045 (set)
Reprinted (n.d.) by G. Ricordi (Milan). Plates 57539 to 57542 (Nos.1–4 individually), 57543 (set)
  • No.1 arranged later for male chorus, with German text as Frühling (= BV 192)
Not published