1956 Vocal pieces

Five Neapolitan Songs (Fünf neapolitanische Lieder)

“Canzoni ’e copp’ ’o tammurro” (Songs to the beat of the drum)

on anonymous poems of the 17th century
For baritone and chamber orchestra

Year of composition 1956
Duration 17 minutes

Commissioned by the Hessischer Rundfunk

for Ingeborg Bachmann

I Aggio saputo
II A l’aqua
III Amai ‘na nenna
IV Amai ‘nu ninno
V Arbero piccerillo

World premiere

World premiere 26. may 1956

Frankfurt am Main · Hessischer Rundfunk

Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
Baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Conductor Otto Matzerath

Instrumentation

2 Flauti
1 Oboe
1 Corno inglese
1 Clarinetto
1 Clarinetto basso
1 Fagotto
1 Controfagotto

2 Corni
1 Tromba
1 Trombone

Arpa
4 Viole
4 Violoncelli
2 Contrabbassi