Compositions in alphabetical order

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


A chi fa notte il giorno (1993) for speaker (ad lib.) and double-bass (Text: Michelangelo Buonarroti). Not published

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. Moeck (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) (2002-2003). 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 (2014) for string quartet. Rai Trade

Canto delle due madri (2001) for soprano, alto and piano (Text: Luciano Violante). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-2)

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. Moeck (5177)

Capricornus versus Leonem (2009) for bassoon, viola, cello and double bass. RTC (2894)

Cinque frammenti di Saffo (2017) for female voice and piano. RaiCom

Cinque istantanee (1991) for double bass (1988-91). Ricordi Milano (135629)

Chi ha fatto il male e chi l’ha subito (2003) for speaker and string-quartet (Text: Luciano Violante). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-3)

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

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


Dal diario di Nino Contini: 13.6.1940 (2017) for baritone and piano. RaiCom

Dal diario: Trieste, agosto 1970 (1970) for piano. Not published

Dal diario: 22 novembre 1970, gli emigrati italiani dimostrano a Lussemburgo (1970) for speaker 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 (2018) for baritone and piano (Text: Friedrich Christian Delius). Rai Com

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” (2017)  for soprano, male child voice and piano
1. Lamento di Orah for soprano and piano
2. “Siete dei lupi” for male child voice, soprano and piano. Text: Luca Lombardi (after David Grossman). Rai Com

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

Echo de Syrinx (2009) for flute

È dolce (2016) for voice and piano (Text: Franco Carlo Ricci). Rai Com

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

Elegy (1965) for violin and piano. Schirmer (47544)

Es ging ein Knecht (1963) for voice and piano. Not published

Essay (1975) for double-bass. Suvini-Zerboni (8164)

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 (2015) for piano. Not published

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, Moeck (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
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

Hurbinek (2000) for speaker and piano (Text: Luciano Violante). Rai Trade (RTC 1080-1)


Il mondo è bello perché è vario (1971) for piano. Not published

Il re nudo, divertimento in due atti (2009) 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 four-hand piano (not published)

Iol (2000) for flute and violin. Not published

Italia mia (2011) for narrator, mezzosoprano, bass-baritone and orchestra (Texts: Dante, Petrarca, Leopardi, Quasimodo, De Gregori, Violante, Lombardi). Rai Trade


Jahreswechsel (1994) for 16 instruments (1993-94). Ricordi Milano (136563)


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

Memoria (2009) for narrator and four instruments. Rai Trade (RTC 3047)

Mendelssohn im Jüdischen Museum Berlin (2014) for piano. Rai Trade

Minima Animalia (2000-2015). Text: Elio. Rai Com
Criceto (2000) for voice and piano (RTC 1079-1). Link: Elio at Parco Sempione, Milan
Zanzara (2002) for baritone and piano (RTC 1079-2)
Moscerino (2010) for voice and piano
Porco (2010) for voice and piano
Pidocchi (2015) for voice and piano
Review 13/09/2020

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. Moeck (5154)


Johann Sebastian Bach / Luca Lombardi, O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden (2010) transcription for solo flute Op. 10 (1968) for piano, speaker and film-projection. Not published

Ophelia-Fragmente (1982) for soprano and piano (Text: “Die Hamletmaschine” by Heiner Müller). Ricordi Milano (134000)


Palermo (1999) for baritone and 7 instruments (Text: “Cantata per la festa dei bambini morti di mafia” by Luciano Violante). Ricordi Milano (138486 score; 138487 parts)

Per Michael Engelhard (1998) for violin. Not published

Per zuBin mEHtA (2016) for piano. Rai Com

Predah (2014) for trumpet
REVIEW 9th January 2017 – German;
REVIEW 11st September 2017 – German;
REVIEW 3rd September 2015 – German

Praeludium (2000) for ensemble. Ricordi Milano (138595)

Prima sinfonia (1975) for orchestra (1974-75). Moeck (5176)

Primo quartetto (1991-92) (Quartett vom “Armen Mann”) for string-quartet (1991-92). Ricordi Milano (135904)

Proporzioni (1968-69) for 4 trombones. Moeck (5155)

Prospero (2005) opera in two acts (Libretto: Friedrich Christian Delius and Luca Lombardi). Rai Trade (RTC 1082) Scoring Review: “Sull’Isola di Prospero” by Gabriele Becheri

Psalmus VI di Josquin Desprez (part 1) (1991) for 9 instruments. Ricordi Milano (135819)


Quattro melologhi (2003) for speaker and piano (Text: Luciano Violante). Rai Trade (RTC 1080)

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


Richter (2013) for narrator and electric guitar (Text: Jean Portante). Rai Trade

Rnnili (1995) for viola. Ricordi Milano (136976)

Römisches Nachtbild (2014) for soprano and piano (Text: Ingeborg Bachmann). Rai Trade

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 (2019) for 2 sopranos and orchestra (Text: Michael Krüger). Rai Com

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)

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. Moeck (7009)

Tombeau für Hans (2012) for piano. Rai Trade

Tre Frammenti dall’Opera “Ofer” (2016) for voice and piano (Text: Luca Lombardi, after David Grossman). RaiCom

Tre pezzi (1978-87) for 2 pianos and orchestra (1978-87). Ricordi Milano (134457)

Tre piccoli pezzi (1965) for flute. Rai Trade (RTC 1701)

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)


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


Valzer (1955) for piano. Not published

Valzer augurale (2012) for piano four hands. Rai Trade

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. Moeck (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

Wiederkehr (1971) for piano. Moeck (5157)

Winterblumen. In memoria di Conelius Cardew (1982) for flute and harp. Suvini-Zerboni (9038)


Yedid Nefesh. Canti di amore e di assenza for mezzosoprano and guitar (Text: Miriam Meghnagi), Ricordi Milano (136652)

Yedid Nefesh. Canti di amore e di assenza (1996) for mezzosoprano and guitar (Text: Miriam Meghnagi). Ricordi Milano (136652)


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