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WORKS

“Umberto Pedraglio ‘sound visions’, with a subtle fascination, oscillates among daily reality, mythical splendour and our unconscious psyche’s darkness.”

(Gino Ceccarelli, art critic)

His musical thought poetically expresses an intimate and complex universe of composition’s beauty. His music for strings, particularly in demand, has attracted internationally famous soloists, like Salvatore Accardo, Enrico Bronzi, Marco Rizzi, Ilya Gringolts, Giovanni Sollima, Lawrence Power, Sandro Laffranchini, Daniel Haefliger, Massimo Quarta.

Disegni di luce by Umberto Pedraglio is a marvellous score. It evokes post-futuristic urban landscapes, in which silent sounds are the soundtrack for a fast flowing lyricism.

(Sandro Laffranchini, principal cello at Teatro alla Scala)

CATALOGUE

SOLO INSTRUMENT MUSIC

Preludio e Allemanda

for solo cello

duration: 6’00”

year: 2020

world premiere:

Giovanni Sollima, vlc

 

Come un comico

for solo cello

duration: 5’00”

year: 2019

world premiere: Como, Contemporary Festival – 13 December 2020

Sandro Laffranchini, vlc

Polifonie

for solo cello

Commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia 2016

duration: 6’00”

year: 2016

world premiere: Venice, Sala delle Colonne – Ca’ Giustinian – 8 october 2016

Fernando Caida Greco, vlc

 

Aforismi

for solo clarinet

duration: 1’30”

year: 2016

 

Dialoghi

for solo cello

Commissioned by Teatro Sociale di Como for EXPO 2015

duration: 14’

year: 2015

world premiere: Como, Teatro Sociale – 22 march 2015

Umberto Pedraglio, vlc

 

Passaggi

for solo cello

duration: 11’

year: 2011

world premiere: Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica – 20 october 2011

Umberto Pedraglio, vlc

 

3 pezzi

for solo piano

duration: 7’

year: 2010

world premiere: Sermoneta (Lt), Castello Caetani – 16 July 2010

Maria Grazia Bellocchio, pf

 

Persian song

for solo guitar

duration: 3’

year: 2007

 

CHAMBER MUSIC

(from 2 to 5 players)

Sulle tracce d’uno spettro

for string trio

instrumentation: violin, viola, cello

duration: 7’00”

year: 2020

world premiere:

Swiss chamber soloists

Ilya Gringolts, vl – Lawrence Power, vla – Daniel Haefliger, vlc

 

Incanto

for string quartet

duration: 2’00”

year: 2020

world premiere:

Quartetto Indaco

 

Orfeo (rev. 2020)

for solo clarinet, alto flute, violin, cello and piano

duration: 5’30”

year: 2009-2020

world premiere: Trento, Festival Contrasti – 8 march 2020

Appassionato Ensemble

 

Orfeo (rev. 2019)

for solo clarinet, alto flute, violin and cello

duration: 5’30”

year: 2009-2019

world premiere: Milan, Auditorium Amici del Loggione del Teatro alla Scala – 19 december 2019

New Made Ensemble

Alessandro Calcagnile, cond.

 

Chain

for piccolo quartet

duration: 5’00”

year: 2019

world premiere: Como, Chiesa antica di San Giuseppe in Valleggio – 26 may 2019

Alt(r)e Frequenze Ensemble

 

Concertino (rev. 2019)

for cello and piano

duration: 7’

year: 2012

world premiere: Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica – 4 march 2013

Umberto Pedraglio. vlc

Massimo Spada, pf

 

Objets trouvés: vibrations et révolutions

for baritone saxophone and cello

duration: 7’00”

year: 2018

world premiere: Brescia, Teatro Sancarlino – 24 november 2018

Duo Tubi & Corde

 

Concertino

for cello and piano

duration: 7’

year: 2012

world premiere: Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica – 4 march 2013

Umberto Pedraglio. vlc

Massimo Spada, pf

Notturno

for clarinet and cello

duration: 4’

year: 2011

world premiere: Brescia, Ridotto del Teatro Grande – 25 June 2012

Rocco Carbonara, cl

Guido Boselli, vlc

 

Fasi

for solo cello, alto flute, clarinet, violin and piano

finalist score at VI International Composition Competition “…a Camillo Togni” (Brescia)

instrumentation: 1/0/1/0; 0/0/0/0; pf; 1/1/0/0/0

duration: 7’

year: 2010

world premiere: Brescia, Ridotto del Teatro Grande – 30 May 2011

Dedalo Ensemble

Vittorio Parisi, cond.

 

Orfeo (rev. 2010)

for solo clarinet, alto flute contralto, percussion, violin and cello (rid. pf)

instrumentation: 1/0/0/0; pf; perc (1); 1/0/0/1/0

duration: 5’

year: 2009-2010

world premiere: Brescia, Teatro Sancarlino – 07 July 2010

Dedalo Ensemble

Mauro Bonifacio, cond.

 

Crisalide

resonance of a chamber concert

for trumpet and organ

duration: 6’

year: 2008 (rev. 2018)

 

Miniatura seriale

for 5 players

instrumentation: oboe d’amore, alto flute, flugelhorn, bass clarinet and celesta 

duration: 5’

year: 2006

world premiere: Como, Auditorium del Conservatorio – 15 June 2007

Simone Sommerhalder, ob

Laboratorio Ensemble 

Umberto Pedraglio, cond.

  

7 evoluzioni

for string quartet and electronics

duration: 14’

year: 2005

world premiere: Como, Auditorium del Conservatorio – 11 February 2006

Fabio Arnaboldi, Alessandro Cadario, vl – Matteo LIpari, vla – Guido Boselli, vlc

 

ENSEMBLE MUSIC

(more than 5 players)

Trio!

for 12 cellos

duration: 10’

year: 2014

 

Contatti

for ensemble

instrumentation: 1/1/1/0; 1/1/1/0; pf; perc (1); 1/1/1/1/0

duration: 10’

year: 2013

world premiere: Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica – 14 June 2013

Novecento Ensemble – Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Carlo Rizzari, cond.

 

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

(with/without soloist)

Choir Concerto

transcription from Concerto for Choir by Alfred Schnittke for large orchestra 

instrumentation: 6/6/6/6/6; 8/6/4/3/2; perc(5): 22/20/18/16/24/10/oct

duration: 25’

year: 2019

world premiere: Como, Chiesa grande di San Giuseppe – 17 april 2019 

per gentile concessione di Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski GmbH & Co 

Youth Como Orchestra

Umberto Pedraglio, cond.

 

Ritratto (rev. 2018)

for violin and orchestra

instrumentation: 2/2/2/2; 2/2/0/0; 10/8/6/4/3

duration: 8’

year: 2009-2018 

 

Disegni di luce

for cello concertante and strings

duration: 17’00”

year: 2017

world premiere: Milano, Palazzina Liberty – 13 January 2019

Enrico Bronzi, vlc

Milano Classica Orchestra

 

Katharsis

for cello and orchestra

instrumentation: 2/2/2/1; 2/2/1/0; ar; perc (2); 12/10/8/6/4

duration: 13’

year: 2013

world premiere: Milan, Auditorium – 22 october 2013

Umberto Pedraglio, vlc

G.Verdi Symphonic Orchestra

Alessandro Cadario, cond.

 

Illumina nos

from Sacrae Cantiones by Gesualdo da Venosa

for brass, harp, percussions and strings

Commissioned by Orchestra Sinfonica T.Schipa di Lecce

instrumentation: 0/0/0/0; 4/3/3/0; ar; perc (1); 8/6/5/4/3

duration: 6’

year: 2013

world premiere: Lecce, Cortile dei Celestini – 5 July 2013

T.Schipa Symphonic Orchestra

Salvatore Accardo, cond.

 

Ritratto

for violin and orchestra

instrumentation: 2/2/2/2; 2/2/0/0; 10/8/6/4/3

duration: 8’

year: 2009

 

Archi di farfalla

for solo trumpet, strings and percussion

instrumentation: 0/0/0/0; 0/0/0/0; perc (1); 8/6/5/4/3

duration: 14’

year: 2008-2011(rev.)

 

VOCAL MUSIC

L’attimo spietato

for choir (SATB), voice and wind quintet

text by Alessandro Quattrone

duration: 13’

year: 2016

 

Visioni

for soprano and orchestra

test by Aung San Suu Kyi

instrumentation: 2/2/2/2; 2/2/0/0; timp; perc (1); 12/10/8/6/4

duration: 9’

year: 2012

 

Orfeo

theater scene for voice, soprano, ensemble and live electronics

instrumentation: 0/0/1/0; perc (1); 1/0/0/1/0

duration: 8’

year: 2009

world premiere: Siena, Accademia Musicale Chigiana – 1 August 2009

Alda Caiello, sop – Walter Malosti, voce – Marco Ortolani, cl – Duccio Ceccanti, vl – Vittorio Ceccanti, vlc – Mauricio Ben Omar, perc – Fabrizio Scaglioli, live electronics

Mauro Bonifacio, cond.

 

Leucò e Arianna

Opera scene

instrumentation: 3/3/3/4; 4/2/2/1; cel/ar/pf; timp; perc (3); 14/12/10/8/6

duration: 12’

year: 2007

 

Cantico

for mezzosoprano, alto and orchestra

instrumentation: 2/1/3/0; 4/2/2/0; cel/ar/pf; perc (3); 12/10/8/6/4

duration: 7’

year: 2006 

 

OTHERS

The frog

for clarinet and string quartet

duration: 3’

year: 2005

world premiere: Prato, Galleria d’arte Enrico Fornello – 8 April 2005

Paolo Tomelleri, cl

Davide Alogna, Alessandro Cadario, vl – Luca Moretti, vla – Umberto Pedraglio, vlc

 

Daniela 18

for trumpet, string quartet, piano, double bass and drums

duration: 4’

year: 2001

world premiere: Brunate (Co), Villa Travella – 15 August 2004

Emilio Soana, tr

Rossano Sportiello, pf – Riccardo Fioravanti, cb – Stefano Bagnoli, dr.

Davide Alogna, Alessandro Cadario, vl – Luca Moretti, vla – Umberto Pedraglio, vlc