Compositions in alphabetical order

  • 8 Saluti (2003) for piano (2001-2003). Rai Trade (RTC 837)

  • A chi fa notte il giorno (1993) for narrator (ad lib.) and double-bass. Text: Michelangelo Buonarroti. Goethe-Institut Torino, 1993
  • Adagio op. 8 (1966-67) for flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano and 2 violin (1966-67). Not published
  • Addii (1996) for violin, cello and piano (1995-96). Ricordi Milano (137404) Program Notes by Claus-Christian Schuster
  • A Edoardo Sanguineti per i suoi 70 anni con 07 note (2000) for three trumpets. Rai Trade (RTC 1706)
  • Ai piedi del faro (1986) for double-bass and 8 instruments. Ricordi Milano (134188)
  • Albumblätter (1967-68) for piano. Ricordi Berlin (5165)
  • Alle fronde dei salici (1977) for 12 voices (Text: Salvatore Quasimodo). Suvini-Zerboni (8691)
  • Allegro op. 8 (1966) for flute, clarinet, bassoon, piano and 2 violin. Not published
  • Analisi (1973) for 3 synthesizers. Not published
  • Ariel’s Songs (2003) for 2 soprano, mezzo-soprano and alto (Text: “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare). Rai Trade (RTC 1081)
  • Atropos (1991) for orchestra. Ricordi Milano (135549)
  • Aubade. Omaggio a Henze (2001) for orchestra. Rai Trade (RTC 1077)
  • Aus nichts wird nichts (1999) Radiophonic version of Lucrezio. Un oratorio materialistico. Parte prima: natura. Not published

  • Bab (2003) for viola. Rai Trade (RTC 907-2)
  • Bagatelles sans et avec tonalité (1992) for 4-hand piano. Ricordi (136398)
  • Bremer Trio (2007) for flute, cello and piano. Rai Trade (RTC 2485)

  • Cadenza sospesa
  • Canto di Eros (1986) for 5 voices (soprano, mezzosoprano, counter-tenor, tenor, bass-baritone) (Text: from “Antigone” by Sophocles translated by Giuseppina Lombardo Radice). Ricordi Milano (134173)
  • Canzone (1975) for chamber-orchestra. Ricordi Berlin (5177)
  • Capricornus versus Leonem (2009) for bassoon, viola, cello and double bass. RTC (2894)
  • Cinque frammenti di Saffo
  • Cinque istantanee (1991) for double bass (1988-91). Ricordi Milano (135629)
  • Come d’autunno. In memoriam Francesco Pennisi (2000) In memoriam Francesco Pennisi for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Ricordi Milano (138774)
  • Comparisons (2012) for baritone and piano (Text: R.S. Thomas). Rai Trade (RTC 4473)
  • Con Faust (1987-90) for orchestra (choir ad. lib.) (1987-90). Ricordi Milano (135526)
  • Concerto (1995) for viola and orchestra. Ricordi Milano (136988)
  • Corona (2004) for baritone and piano (Text: Paul Celan). Rai Trade (RTC 907-1)

  • Dal diario di Nino Contini: 13.6.1940
  • Dal diario: Trieste, agosto 1970 (1970) for piano. Not published
  • Dal diario: 22 novembre 1970, gli emigrati italiani dimostrano a Lussemburgo (1970) for narrator and piano (Text: Luca Lombardi). Not published
  • Das ist kein Bach, sagte Beethoven, das ist ein Meer! (1968) for 7 performers. Ricordi Milano (137496)
  • Das ist kein Bach, sagte Beethoven, das ist ein Meer! (1993) for 5 performers. Ricordi Milano (136273)
  • Delmen-Gruss (2003) for piano. Rai Trade (RTC 907-3)
  • Delmen-Gruss (2003) for 10 instruments. Rai Trade (RTC 907-4)
  • Denkmal für einen Indianer
  • Der Krug (2010) for baritone and piano (Text: Michael Krüger)
  • Diagonal (1968) for two transistor-radios. Rai Trade (RTC 1704)
  • …dich und mich… (1993) for soprano and piano (Text: “Liebeslied” by Rainer Maria Rilke). Ricordi Milano
  • Divertimento (1963) for piano. Rai Trade (RTC 1701)
  • Dmitri oder der Künstler und die Macht (1999) Opera in 12 scenes and an epilogue (Libretto: Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich) (1994-99). Ricordi Milano (137731 complete score, 137732 parts, 137733 choir, 137734 piano reduction) – Scoring
  • Due brevi pezzi (1963) for piano. Not published
  • Due brevi pezzi facili (1960) for piano. Not published
  • Due canti (1992) for baritone and piano (Text: “An sich” by Paul Fleming, “A se stesso” by Giacomo Leopardi)
  • Due canzoni napoletane (2000) for baritone and orchestra (Orchestration of two Neapolitan songs – text of the first song: Gabriele d’Annunzio; music: Francesco Paolo Tosti. Text of the second song: Vincenzo Russo; music: Eduardo Di Capua). Not published
  • Due nuovi frammenti dall’Opera “Ofer” 
  • Due poesie di Saffo (1965) for voice and piano (Text: Saffo in the Italian translation by Manara Valgimigli). Not published
  • Due ritratti (1987-88) for orchestra (1987-88). Ricordi Milano (134688)

  • E (2009) Concerto for flute and orchestra. Rai Trade (RTC 3320)
  • Echo de Syrinx (2009) for flute. Rai Trade (RTC 3326)
  • È dolce
  • Einklang (1980) for oboe and 7 instruments. Ricordi Milano (134146)
  • Ein Lied (1988) for soprano, flute, clarinet and piano (Text: Else Lasker-Schüler). Ricordi Milano (134801)
  • Einstein-Dialog (2005) for flute and cello. Rai Trade (RTC 1685)
  • Ein Walzer für Hans (2011) for guitar and marimba. Rai Trade (RTC 4050)
  • Elegy (1965) for violin and piano. Schirmer (47544)
  • Ennio
  • Es ging ein Knecht (1963) for voice and piano. Not published
  • Essay (1975) for double-bass. Suvini-Zerboni (8164)
  • Essay I a (1993) for narrator (ad lib.) and double-bass. Text: Michelangelo Buonarroti. Suvini-Zerboni (S. 14837)
  • Essay 2 (1979) for bass-clarinet. Suvini-Zerboni (8612)
  • Essay 3 (“Steiner”) (2003) for cello. Rai Trade (RTC 907-5)
  • E subito riprende il viaggio (1979-80) for 5 voices (2 soprano, 2 tenor, baritone) (Text: Giuseppe Ungaretti) (1979-80). Suvini-Zerboni (8666)

  • Farewell. Alan Marks zum Gedenken (1996) for violin, cello and piano. Ricordi Milano (137310)
  • Faust. Un travestimento. (1990) Opera in 3 acts and 12 scenes (Text: Edoardo Sanguineti) (1986-90). Ricordi Milano (135534 score; 135538 piano reduction) – Scoring
  • Flatus (1999) for 4 flutes (one player) (1997-99). Rai Trade (RTC 1076)  
  • Framework (1982-83) for 2 pianos and orchestra (1982-83). Suvini-Zerboni (9229 P.; 9230 Mat. N.)
  • Für DiEtEr SCHnEBEl
  • Für Flori (1990) for violin and piano (ad lib.). Ricordi Milano (135202)
  • Für rEto wEilEr (2012) for piano. Not published

  • Geburtstagsgruß für Thomas und Bernhard (2003) for violin and viola. Not published
  • Gefängnistagebuch (1972) for soprano, flute, clarinet, guitar, piano and percussions (Text: Ho-Chi-Minh, German translation). Not published
  • Gespräch über Bäume (1976) for 9 performers, Ricordi Berlin (5195)
  • Gilgul in memory of the victims of the nazi massacre of August 12, 1944 in Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Italy for trumpet and organ. Rai Trade (RTC 4315) INTERVIEW (German) REVIEW – (German) REVIEW (German/Italian)
  • Giocate al giuoco mio, grassi giganti (1992) for children-choir (Text: “Alfabeto apocalittico” by Edoardo Sanguineti). Ricordi (135902)
  • Gloria del disteso mezzogiorno (1962) for voice and piano (Text: “Gloria del disteso mezzogiorno” by Eugenio Montale). Not published
  • Gruss (1994) for cello. Ricordi Milano (136858)
  • Gruss an Michael aus Prosperos Insel (2005) for 3 trumpets. Rai Trade (RTC 1687)
  • Guardando i profughi da casa mia (1999) for voice and piano (Text: Valerio Magrelli). Not published

  • Hasta que caigan las puertas del odio (1977) for 16 voices (SATB) (Text: “Canto a las madres de los milicianos muertos” and “Que despierte el lenador” by Pablo Neruda). Suvini-Zerboni (8313)
  • Hommage a Kurt Weill (1975) for voice, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, piano and cello (Text: Peter Maiwald). Not published

  • Il mondo è bello perché è vario (1971) for piano. Not published
  • Il re nudo, divertimento in due atti (2008) Libretto: Sandro Cappelletto, after the eponymous play by Evgeny Schwartz. Rai Trade (RTC 2864) – Scoring
  • Infra (1997) for 11 instruments. Ricordi Milano (137942)
  • Invocazione e ditirambo (secondo Divertimento) op. 7 (1965) for 2 piano eight-hands. Not published
  • Iol (2000) for flute and violin. Not published
  • Italia mia 


  • Klavierduo (1979) for 2 piano (1978-79). Suvini-Zerboni (9079)

  • La canzone di Greta (1987) for soprano and string-quartet (Text: “Faust, un travestimento” by Edoardo Sanguineti). Ricordi Milano (134401) Click here for more info
  • La notte di San Silvestro (1983-84) for orchestra (1983-84). Suvini-Zerboni (9326 P.; 9327 Mat. N.)
  • La notte di Valpurga (1991) for orchestra (with choir ad. lib.). Ricordi Milano (135803)
  • Lucrezio. Un oratorio materialistico. Parte prima: Natura. (1998) For narrator, soprano, flute and orchestra (Text: Edoardo Sanguineti based on “De rerum natura” by Lucretius). Ricordi Milano (138239)
  • Lucrezio. Un oratorio materialistico. Parte prima: Natura. (1998) Radiophonic version. Ricordi Milano (138239)
  • Lucrezio. Un oratorio materialistico. Parte seconda: Amore. (2002) for narrator, soprano, baritone and 12 instruments (Text: Edoardo Sanguineti based on “De rerum natura” by Lucretius). Rai Trade (RTC 1078)

  • Majakowski (1979-80) for bass, mixed choir and 7 instruments (Text: Vladimir Majakovskij) (1979-80). Suvini-Zerboni (8692 P.: 8693 Mat. N.)
  • Madrigale di Tommaso Campanella op. 6 (1965) for male choir a cappella (Text: “Lamentevole orazione profetale dal profondo della fossa dove stava incarcerato” by Tommaso Campanella). Not published
  • Mare (2012) for large orchestra. Rai Trade (RTC 4140)
  • Memoria (2009) for narrator and four instruments. Rai Trade (RTC 3047)
  • Mendelssohn im Jüdischen Museum Berlin 
  • Minima Animalia
  • Mirum (1984) for 4 trombones. Suvini-Zerboni (9408 P.; 9429 Mat. V.)
  • Musica per il film “Idillio. Una giornata particolare di Giacomo Leopardi” (1978). Not published
  • Musiche di scena per Ifigenia in Tauride di Goethe (1967-68). Not published
  • Musica in memoria di Barbara Baldovino (1967) for flute, oboe and cembalo. Not published
  • Musiche per il film Lip 73-74. Le gout du collectif (1976). Not published
  • Musiche di scena per “Kleider machen Leute” di Gottfried Keller (1960). Not published
  • Mythenasche (1981) for soprano, baritone, choir and chamber-orchestra (Text: Albrecht Betz) (1980-81). Suvini-Zerboni (8823 P.; 8824 Mat. N.)

  • Nel tuo porto quiete. Un requiem italiano (1985) for soprano, bass, choir and orchestra. Ricordi Milano (133895)
  • Nel vento, con Ariel (2004) for flute. Rai Trade (RTC 1686)
  • …nicht… (für HE) (1998) for 5 performers. Ricordi Milano (138270)
  • Nixon (1972) for voice and synthesizer. Not published
  • Non requiescat. Musica in memoria di Hanns Eisler for ensemble. Ricordi Berlin (5154)
  • Novembernacht

  • Johann Sebastian Bach / Luca Lombardi, O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (2010) transcription for solo flute. Rai Trade (RTC 4316)
  • Op. 10 (1968) for piano, narrator and film-projection. Not published
  • Ophelia-Fragmente (1982) for soprano and piano (Text: “Die Hamletmaschine” by Heiner Müller). Ricordi Milano (134000)


  • Quattro piccoli pezzi (1977) for flute. Rai Trade (RTC 1705)

  • Richter (2013) for narrator and electric guitar (Text: Jean Portante). Rai Trade (RTC 5065)
  • Rnnili (1995) for viola. Ricordi Milano (136976)
  • Römisches Nachtbild (2014) for soprano and piano (Text: Ingeborg Bachmann). Rai Trade (RTC 4692)
  • Rondel (1968) for soprano, celesta, cembalo and piano (Text: Stéphane Mallarmé). Not published
  • Rufe (1999) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. Ricordi Milano (138484 score, 134485 parts)

  • Salut for Johannes Aaron (1997) for violin, cello and piano. Not published
  • Sarah & Hagar
  • Schattenspiel (1984) for bass-flute. Suvini-Zerboni (9354)
  • Schegge (1984) for flute, clarinet and horn. Suvini-Zerboni (9355)
  • Seconda sinfonia (1981) for orchestra. Suvini-Zerboni (8968 P.; 8969 Mat. N.)
  • Sei bagatelle di fine estate (1983) for different groups of instrumentalists from 1 to 11 performers. Suvini Zerboni (9276 P.; 9277 Mat. N.)
  • Senza titolo (1958) for piano. Not published
  • Senza titolo (1958) for piano. Not published
  • Senza titolo (1962) for piano. Not published
  • Senza titolo (1970) for orchestra. Not published
  • Senza titolo (due pezzi) (1972) for soprano and piano (Text: Ho-Chi-Minh, German translation). Not published
  • Senza titolo (1989) for violin. Not published
  • (Senza titolo) (1995) for three trumpets. Ricordi Milano (136857)
  • Sinus. Musica Elettronica (1970). Not published
  • Sisifo felice (1985) for 8 performers. Ricordi Milano (134001)
  • Sisyphos (1984) for 8 instruments. Suvini-Zerboni (9341 P.; 9342 Mat. N.)
  • Sisyphos II (1984) for 14 instruments. Suvini-Zerboni (9409 P.; 9410 Mat. N.)
  • Sisyphos III (1988-89) for speaker and ensemble (Text: “Traktor” by Heiner Müller) (1988-89). Ricordi Milano (134993)
  • Sonata in due movimenti (1963-64) for clarinet and piano (1963-64). Rai Trade (RTC 1703)
  • Sonatina in stile classico (1959) for cembalo. Not published
  • Storia di Giona (2009) for bass-baritone, flute, guitar and percussion (Text: Luca Lombardi, based on the Bible). Rai Trade (RTC 3229)
  • Streik bei Mannesmann. Szenische Kantate (1973) for soli, choir and small orchestra (Text: Erika Runge). Not published
  • Stufen. Musica Elettronica (1968-69). Not published

  • Terra (2007) for large orchestra. Rai Trade (RTC 2410)
  • Terza sinfonia (1992-93) for soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra (Text: Bertolt Brecht, Aleksandr Blok, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Rainer Maria Rilke, Sergej Esenin, Henri Krea, Salvatore Quasimodo) (1992-93). Ricordi Milano (136603)
  • Thamar y Amnón (1983) for guitar. Ricordi Berlin (7009)
  • Tombeau für Hans (2012) for piano. Rai Trade (RTC 4472)
  • Tre Frammenti dall’Opera “Ofer”
  • Tre pezzi (1978-87) for 2 pianos and orchestra (1978-87). Ricordi Milano (134457)
  • Tre piccoli pezzi (1965) for flute. Rai Trade (RTC 1702)
  • Tui-Gesänge (1977) for soprano and 5 performers (Text: Albrecht Betz). Suvini-Zerboni (8397 P.; 8398 Mat. N.)
  • Tum-Balalaike (1989) for soprano, flute, clarinet and piano (Text: Anonymus). Ricordi Milano (134941)

  • Un tempo per distruggere – Un tempo per costruire (incompiuto: 2000-) for solos, choirs and orchestra (Texts: Luciano Violante) – Canto delle due madri (2001) for soprano, alto and piano. Rai Trade (RTC 1080-2) – Chi ha fatto il male e chi l’ha subito (2003) for speaker and string quartet. Rai Trade (RTC 1080-3) – Quattro melologhi (2003) for speaker and piano. This works includes some pieces than can be performed separately: – Hurbinek (2000). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-1) – Gli uomini sono liberi (2003). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-4) – Tu sbagli, Signore (2003). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-5) – Negli anni terribili dell’epurazione (2003). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-6)
  • Unterwegs for 2 female voices and instruments (Text: Anonymous, Primo Levi, Miriam Meghnagi). Ricordi Milano (137792)
  • Un Valzer per Roberto e Alessandra, con un pizzico di Tango e una fugace apparizione di Dmitri Šostakovič (2006) for piano four hands. Rai Trade (RTC 2178)

  • Valzer (1955) for piano. Not published
  • Valzer augurale (2012) for piano four hands. Rai Trade (RTC 2178-2)
  • Vanitas? (1999) for soprano, alto, tenor, bass and orchestra (Text: Horaz, Anonimo, Luca Lombardi). Ricordi Milano (138425)
  • Variazioni (1977) for orchestra. Suvini-Zerboni (8524 P.; 8525 Mat. N.)
  • Variazioni su “Avanti popolo alla riscossa” (1977) for piano. Ricordi Berlin (5179)
  • (Vor)spiel(film) (1970) TV-movie with own music. Not published

  • Warum? Secondo Quartetto per archi (2006). Rai Trade (RTC 2084) Click here for more info
  • Welcome and Farewell (2012) for 15 instruments. Rai Trade (RTC 4429)
  • Wiederkehr (1971) for piano. Ricordi Berlin (5157)
  • Winterblumen. In memoria di Conelius Cardew (1982) for flute and harp. Suvini-Zerboni (9038)


  • Zum Wohl! für einen sekttrinkenden Klavierspieler (1999) for piano. Not published
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