La pioggia nel pineto, Burgess's setting for tenor and piano of a poem by Gabriele D'Annunzio

Scope and Content

The original score - of which this is a photocopy - is handwritten by Burgess.

See also AB/ARCH/A/MUS/69: File containing fragments of unidentified score for solo voice, or soprano alto, tenor and bass chorus.

Administrative / Biographical History

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier Gabriele D'Annunzio, Burgess set one of D'Annunzio's most famous poems for tenor and piano. He completed the score on 4 March 1988.

Alternative Form Available

An engraved copy of the score was made in 2011 and is filed alongside the original score.

Location of Originals

"Anthony Burgess Papers", Harry Ransom Center: The University of Texas, Austin.