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Three Songs Arranged by Luciano Berio

Arrangements by Luciano Berio for mezzo-soprano and various instrumental ensembles.

Work Details


11 minutes (Le grand Lustucru: 3 minutes; Surabaya-Johnny: 5 minutes; Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit: 3 minutes)

First Performance

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  • Le Grand Lustucru from Marie Galante (1972)
  • Surabaya Johnny from Happy End (1972)
  • Ballad of Sexual Slavery from Die Dreigroschenoper (1975)

  • Instrumentation

    • Mezzo-soprano
    • Flute (picc)
    • Oboe
    • 3 Clarinets (bass cl)
    • Bassoon
    • 2 Trumpets
    • Guitar
    • Vibraphone
    • Accordion
    • Percussion
    • Violin
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Bass

  • Marie Galante 1934

    Play with music in two acts. Book and lyrics by Jacques Deval.

    Florelle as Marie and Alcover as Staub, from the original production, 1934.
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  • Happy End 1929

    Play with music, in three acts (in German). Book by Elisabeth Hauptmann ("Dorothy Lane"). Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht.

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  • Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) 1928

    Play with music after John Gay's The Beggar's Opera; in three acts. By Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann.

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