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Scartazzini Andrea Lorenzo

(09. 01. 1971)

Scartazzini Andrea Lorenzo
Scartazzini Andrea Lorenzo
Dornacherstr. 139
CH-4053 Basel
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)61 274 05 23
Internet: www.scartazzini.com

Biography
Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini completed a study in German and Italian philology at the University of Basel and went on to study composition under Rudolf Kelterborn in Basel and Wolfgang Rihm in Karlsruhe.
1999/2000 - A semester of study at London's Royal Academy of Music - diverse prizes including the Ernst von Siemens Foundation Fellowship Prize 2000
Scartazzini has performed at renowned festivals including the 'Salzburger Osterfestspiele', Lucerne Festival, 'Europäischer Musikmonat 2001' and the 'Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt'.
2004/05 - Compser in residence at the University in Witten/Herdecke
A CD of songs is published under the English 'Guild Music' label.


Work list
Cammina cammina (1996)
for mezzo-soprano, viola and theorbo
Texts: Giuseppe Ungaretti
Duration: 7' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Il pozzo sepolto (1998)
for piano and five wind instrumentalists (fl(bfl), ob(ca), cl(bcl), bn, hn)
Duration: 6' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Pollux (1999)
for chamber orchestra (1(pic, bfl).1(ca).0.1.cbn/2.0.0.0/6.5.4.3.2)
Duration: 12' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Im traum hab ich mit dir geredet . göttin . Kypris (1999)
for female voice and four instrumentalists (cl(bcl), pf, perc, vc)
Texts: Sappho
Adaptation by Raoul Schrott.
Duration: 10' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Scartazzini: in giro (2000)
for 3 instrumental groups
Group 1: cl, bn, hn, tbn, tba, hp, vc, db
Group 2: hn, tbn, perc, pf, vc
Group 3: fl, ob, cl, hn, perc, 2vn, va, vc
Duration: 10' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Aura (2000)
for medium voice and percussion
The voice part consists entirely of vocal colourations.
Duration: 6' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Geleit (2001)
for large ensemble (1(pic).1.1.1/1.1.1.cbtba/3perc/pf/2.1.1.1)
Duration: 10' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Sappho-Lieder (2002)
for deep male voice and piano
Texts: Sappho
Adaptation by Raoul Schrott.
Duration: 11' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Katarakt (2003)
for large ensemble (1.1.1(bcl).1/1.1.1cbtba/2perc/pf/2.1.2.1)
Duration: 10' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Abbracci auguri (2003)
for piano
Duration: 3' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
scongiuro (2001-2004)
for ensemble (1(pic).0.0.0/1.0.0.cbtba/perc/hp.pf/1.0.1.1)
Duration: 7' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Aura II (2004)
for two percussionists
Duration: 6' 00"
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
D-34131 Kassel
www.baerenreiter.com
Wut (2004-2006)
Opera in seven acts and an epilogue
Loosely based on the story of Pedro I of Portugal and his lover Inês de Castro.
Libretto by Christian Martin Fuchs (German)
Cast:
Alfons (bass) / Pedro (hero-baritone/high baritone) / the broken one (countertenor) / Loucido (baritone) / the interrogator (character tenor) / Coelho (tenor) / Goncalvez (bass) / Judit (lyrical mezzo) / Ines (speaking part) / wardress (speaking part; choir lady) / boy, girl (extras) / sleeping lover (extra) / possibly also torturer, wardens (extras) / folk, women, soldiers (choir)
Orchestra: 2(1.pic).2(2.ca).2(bcl).1.cbn/3.2.2.1/timp.2perc/hp.pf/8.6.4.3.2
Duration: 75' 00"
Bärenreiter Verlag Basel/Kassel
Neuweilerstr. 15
CH-4015 Basel
Schweiz
www.baerenreiter.com
Siegel (2007)
for soprano and orchestra (3.3.3.3(3.cbn)/4.3.3(3.btbn).1/4perc/hp.pf.cel/14.12.10.8.6(all db five-stringed))
Texts: Rainer Maria Rilke
Duration: 12' 00"
Bärenreiter Verlag Basel/Kassel
Neuweilerstr. 15
CH-4015 Basel
Schweiz
www.baerenreiter.com
Nachttief und Mond (2007)
Three miniatures
for countertenor (or soprano) and violoncello
Texts: Arno Schmidt
Duration: 4' 00"
Bärenreiter Verlag Basel/Kassel
Neuweilerstr. 15
CH-4015 Basel
Schweiz
www.baerenreiter.com
Kassiopeia (2008)
for ensemble (fl, hn, cbtba, hp, pf, perc, vn, vc, db)
Duration: 20' 00"
Bärenreiter Verlag Basel/Kassel
Neuweilerstr. 15
CH-4015 Basel
Schweiz
www.baerenreiter.com
Viaggiatori (2010)
for soli (STB), choir (SATB) and orchestra (3.3.3.2.cbn/3.3.3.cbtba/hp.acn.org/4timp.4perc/10.10.8.6.4)
Texts: Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, Adolf Wölfli, Friedrich Hölderlin, Dante Alighieri
Duration: 30' 00"
Bärenreiter Verlag Basel/Kassel
Neuweilerstr. 15
CH-4015 Basel
Schweiz
www.baerenreiter.com
Der Sandmann (2010-2012)
Opera in 10 scenes
for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, bass, mixed choir (SATB) and large orchestra (3.3.3.3/4.3.3.1/4 timp.4perc/pno acn.hp.cel/str[10,10,8,6,4])
Texts: Thomas Jonigk
Duration: 80' 00"
Bärenreiter Verlag Basel/Kassel
Neuweilerstr. 15
CH-4015 Basel
Schweiz
www.baerenreiter.com
Diskographie
Bibliography
Fatton, Andreas: Silben, Szenen, Bilder, Räume. "Journées contemporaines" in Basel. Musiktheater von Francesc Prat, Michel Roth, Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini und Alfred Zimmerlin, in: Dissonanz 120 (2012), S. 60-61
Meyer, Thomas: Wut. Die Biennale Bern mit Scartazzinis Oper "Wut" (September 2010), in: Dissonanz 112 (2010), S. 52-53 [Internet]
Allwardt, Ingrid: Die Brutalität der Oper. Der neue composer in residence Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini, in: Semesterzeitung Studium fundamentale (Universität Witten/Herdecke) (2004), S. 17
Haefeli, Anton: Komponieren heisse für mich Suche, Ueberprüfung, Prozess und harte Arbeit. Ein Gespräch mit Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini, in: Programm Lucerne Festival, Luzern 2001, S. 77 ff
Töpel, Michael: Italienische Oper als Muttermilch. Ein Gespräch mit dem Schweizer Komponisten Andrea Lorenzo Scartazzini, in: Takte 1 (2001), S. 12 f