List of compositions by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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Castelnuovo-Tedesco

This is a list of compositions by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Piano[1][edit]

  • Cielo di Settembre, Op. 1 (1910)
  • Questo fu il carro della morte, Op. 2 (1913)
  • Il raggio verde, Op. 9 (1916)
  • Alghe, Op. 12 (1919)
  • I Naveganti, Op. 13 (1919)
  • Cipressi, Op. 17 (1920)
  • La sirenetta e il pesce turchino. Fiaba marina, Op. 18 (1920), also for two pianos (1935)
  • Cantico (per una statuetta di San Bernardino di Niccolò dell'Arca), Op. 19 (1920)
  • Vitalba e Biancospino, Fiaba Silvana, Op. 21 (1921)
  • Epigrafe (per la tomba di Madonna Ilaria del Carretto, scolpita da Jacopo della Quercia, che è in Lucca), Op. 25 (1922)
  • Alt Wien. Rapsodia Viennese, Op. 30 (1923), also for two pianos (1923)
  • Piedigrotta 1924: Rapsodia napoletana, Op. 32 (1924), also for two pianos (1940)
  • Le Stagioni, Op. 33 (1924)
  • Le danze del Re David: Rapsodia ebraica su temi tradizionali, Op. 37 (1925)
  • Tre Corali su melodie ebraiche, Op. 43 (1926)
  • Tre poemi campestri, Op. 44 (1926)
  • Piano Sonata, Op. 51 (1928)
  • Passatempi, Op. 54 (1928)
  • B-A-BA: Variazioni sopra un tema infantile, Op. 57 (1929)
  • Crinoline, Op. 59 (1929)
  • Fantasia e Fuga sul nome di Ildebrando Pizzetti, Op. 63 (1930)
  • Media difficoltà: Quattro pezzi, Op. 65 (1931)
  • 2 Film Studies, Op. 67 (1931)
  • Tre preludi alpestri, Op.. 84 (1935)
  • Onde: 2 studi, Op. 86 (1935)
  • Stars, 4 sketches, Op. 104 (1940)
  • Candide: Six Illustrations from the Novel by Voltaire, Op. 123 (1944)
  • Suite nello stile italiano, Op. 138 (1947)
  • Evangèlion: The story of Jesus, narrated to the children in 28 little piano pieces, Op. 141 (1949)
  • Six Canons, Op. 142 (1950)
  • Six Pieces in Form of Canons, Op. 156 (1952)
  • El encanto. Three California Sketches, Op. 165 (1953)
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[2]
    • Tango for Piano on the Name of André Previn, Op. 170/1 (1953)
    • Mirages for Piano on the Name of Gieseking, Op. 170/4
    • Fandango for Piano on the Name of Amparo Iturbi, Op. 170/9 (1954)
    • Lullaby on the name of Claudia, Op. 170/9a (1954)
    • Etude on the name of Jacob Gimpel, Op. 170/11 (1955)
    • "Für Erna" (instead of "für Elise") Albumblatt für Klavier von Mario (instead of "Ludwig van . . ."), Op. 170/12 (1956)
    • A Canon for Robin, Op. 170/13 (1956)
    • A Fandango for Escovado, Op. 170/16 (1958)
    • Ricercare sul nome di Luigi Dallapiccola, Op. 170/17 (1958)
    • Little March on the name of Scott Harrison, Op. 170/20 (1960)
    • Slow, with variations on the name of Nicolas Slonimsky, Op. 170/22 (1960)
    • Leggenda per pianoforte sul nome di Gisella Selden-Goth, Op. 170/26 (1960)
    • Angelus sul nome di Nino Rota-Rinaldi, Op. 170/27 (1960)
    • Melodia sul nome di Claudio Sartori, Op. 170/30 (1961)
    • Prelude and Fugue on the name of Gerhard Albersheim, Op. 170/31 (1962)
    • Prelude, Aria and Fugue on the name of Hugh Mullins, Op. 170/32 (1962)
    • Canzonetta on the name of Nick Rossi, Op. 170/35 (1964)
  • The Stories of Joseph, Op. 187 (1955)
  • Sonata zoologica, Op. 187 (1960)


  • Works Without Opus
    • Arie Antiche (1905)
    • Notturno (1905)
    • Ninna Nanna (Bérceuse) [aka “Piccola bérceuse”] (1905)
    • English Suite for harpsichord or piano. Homage to Dr. Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778) (1909)
    • Calma (a Giramonte) (1910)
    • Primavera fiorentina: Le nozze di Lisa Ricasoli e di Bocaccio Adimari (da un cassone muriale custodito nel Museo dell'Accademia); Scene musicali (1911)
    • 6 Novellette (1913)
    • Lucertolina (1916) - became third movement of Sonatina zoologica (op. 187)
    • Mi-La (1931)
    • Preludio su L'Annunciazione di Andrea Della Robbia, che è alla Verna (1934)
    • Terrazze (1936)
    • Nocturne in Hollywood (1941)
    • Homage to Paderewski (1941)
    • Toccata (based on a theme by Harold Gelman) (1941)
    • Prelude (1948) (also as "Preludio e Fanfara: 2 études in 12-tone")
    • Ninna-Nanna del dopoguerra, sul nome di Guglielmo Sangiorgi (1952)


  • Transcriptions
    • "La Pisanella" di Ildebrando Pizzetti: 4 trascrizioni da concerto (1916-17) for piano
    • Valse, from “Serenade for Strings, op. 48," by Tchaikovsky (1943) for one piano, four hands

Two Pianos[3][edit]

  • La sirenetta e il pesce turchino. Fiaba marina Op. 18 (1920), arranged for two pianos(1935)
  • Alt Wien. Rapsodia viennese, Op. 30 (1923) for two pianos
  • Notturno e tarantella da Piedigrotta 1924: Rapsodia napoletana, Op. 32a (1940) for two pianos
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[4]
    • Duo-Pianism:impromptu for two pianos on the names of Hans and Rosaleen Moldenhauer, Op170/19 (1959)
  • 2 Balladen von Schiller. Melodrama für einen Sprecher, zwei Klaviere und Schlagzeug, Op. 193 (1961)
  • The Importance of Being Ernest. Three Acts after the comedy of Oscar Wilde, Op. 198 (1962), Chamber opera for 8 soloists: 2 soprano, mezzo, contralto, 2 tenor, baritone, bass, two pianos, percussion


  • Works without Opus
    • Napolitana on the theme of the song "Funiculi, Funicula" (1945) for two pianos


  • Transcriptions
    • Valse, from “Serenade for Strings, op. 48," by Tchaikovsky (1943) for two pianos
    • "Pavane pour une Infanta défunte" by Ravel (1944) for two pianos
    • "Minuet," from L'Arlesienne Suite by Bizet (1944) for two pianos
    • “Waltz”, from Masquerade Suite by Khachaturian (1950) for two pianos
    • “Cinderella’s Waltz”, from "Cinderella" (op. 87) by Prokofiev for two pianos

Voice[5][edit]

  • Le Roi Loys. Ballata cavalleresca. Poesia medioevale francese, Op. 3 (1914), arranged for voice and orchestra (1930)
  • Ninna Nanna per l'album di una bimba, Op. 4 (1914), arranged for voice and orchestra (1927)
  • Fuori i Barbari! Canto patriottico, Op. 5 (1915), arranged for voice and orchestra (1915), arranged for band (1915)
  • Stelle cadenti. 12 liriche brevi su poesie popolari toscane, Op. 6 (1915-1918)
  • Coplas. 11 liriche brevi su poesie popolari spagnole, Op. 7 (1915), arranged for voice and orchestra (1967)
  • Briciole. Tre liriche brevi di Aldo Palazzeschi, Op. 8 (1916)
  • Tre fioretti di San Francesco, Op. 11 (1920), arranged for voice and orchestra (1919-1920)
  • Girotondo dei golosi, Op. 14 (1920)
  • L'Infinito. Poesia di Giacomo Leopardi, Op. 22 (1921)
  • Sera. Dante, Purgatorio Canto VIII, Op. 23 (1921)
  • The Passionate Pilgrim (songs from Shakespeare's Tradegies and Comedies). 33 Shakespeare Songs, Op. 24 (1921–25)
  • Piccino picciò (Ninna-Nanna). Versi di Corrado Pavolini, Op 26 (1922)
  • Ballata (Messer Angelo Ambrozini, detto in Poliziano), Op. 27 (1923)
  • La Barba bianca. Un dialogo di Vamba (Luigi Bertelli), Op. 28 (1923)
  • 2 Preghiere per i bimbi d'Italia. Poesie di Vamba (Luigi Bertelli), Op. 29 (1923)
  • 4 Scherzi per musica di Messer Francesco Redi, Op. 35/1 (1924)
  • 4 Scherzi per musica di Messer Francesco Redi. 2nd Series, Op. 35/2 (1925)
  • 1830: 3 Chansons par Alfred De Musset, mises en musique sur des fragments de Bach, Op. 36 (1925)
  • Indian Serenade. Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Op. 38 (1925)
  • Drei Heine-Lieder/Tre poesie di Heine; Op. 40 (1926)
  • Quattro Sonetti da "La vita nova", Op. 41 (1926)
  • 3 Sonnets from the Portuguese. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Op. 42 (1926)
  • Cadix. Chanson par Alfred de Musset (1844), Op. 45 (1926)
  • Ore Sole. Text by Aldo Palazzeschi, Op. 52 (1928)
  • Chant Hébraique: Vocalise, Op. 53 (1928)
  • 3 Vocalizzi, nello stile moderno, Op. 55 (1928)
  • Drei Heine Lieder. IItes Heft, Op. 60/1 (1929)
  • Drei Heine Lieder (Sternen Lieder). III Heft, Op. 60/2 (1929)
  • Sei Odi di Orazio, Op. 62 (1930)
  • Ballade des biens immeubles (extrait des “Nourritures terrestres” ). André Gide, Op. 68 (1931)
  • 2 Sonetti del Petrarca, Op.74/1 (1933)
  • Petrarcha-Chopin: 3 Madrigali (versi di Francesco Petrarca), Op. 74/2 (1933)
  • 2 Romances Viejos. Poesie medioevali spagnole, Op. 75/1 (1933)
  • La Ermita di San Simon, Op. 75/2 (1934)
  • Romances Viejos, II series, Op. 75/3 (1935)
  • Trois poèmes de la Pléïade, Op. 79 (1934)
  • Trois Fragments de Marcel Proust (extraits de "Les plaisirs et les jours"), Op. 88 (1936)
  • I saw in Louisiana. Poem by Walt Whitman, Op. 89/1 (1936)
  • Leaves of Grass. A Song Cycle for Voice and Piano. Poems by Walt Whitman, Op. 89/2 (1936)
  • Ocean. Poem by Walt Whitman, Op. 89/3 (1936)
  • Féeries: 3 poèmes de Paul Valery, Op. 91a (1936)
  • Charmes: 3 poèmes de Paul Valery, Op. 91b (1936)
  • A Dante Sonnet/Un Sonetto di Dante. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Op. 101 (1939)
  • Pansies, 2 poems by D.H. Lawrence, Op. 103 (1939)
  • Recuerdo. Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Op. 105 (1940)
  • The Legend of Jonas Bronck. Lyrics by Arthur Guiterman, Op. 106/1 (1940)
  • New York. Poem by Arthur Guiterman, Op.106/2 (1940)
  • Upon His Blindness [published as "When I Consider How My Life is Spent"]. Words by Milton, Op. 109 (1940)
  • Le Rossignol. Words by Frère Joseph, François Lecler du Tremblay. English version by R.B. Falk, Op. 117 (1942)
  • Ozymandias for voice and piano. Words by P. B. Shelley, Op. 124/1 (1944)
  • The Daffodils. Words by William Wordsworth, Op. 124/2 (1944)
  • The Shadow. Poem by Ben Jonson, Op. 124/3 (1944)
  • Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125/1 (1944–45)
  • Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125/4 (1963)
  • Cinque Poesie Romanesche. Words by Mario dall'Arco, Op. 131 (1946)
  • Vogelweide: ein Lieder-Cyklus für Bariton und Gitarre (oder Klavier), Op. 186 (1959)
  • Il Bestiario. Dodici poesie di Arturo Loria, Op. 188 (1960)
  • Poesia Svedese, Op. 189/1 (1960)
  • The Divan of Moses Ibn Ezra, Op. 207 (1966)


  • Works without Opus
    • 3 Chansons Grises: parole di Paul Verlaine (1910) for voice and piano
    • Cera vergine (1916) for voice and piano
    • La Battaglia è finita (1916) for voice and piano
    • Due Liriche dal "Giardiniere" di Tagore (1916) for voice and piano, arranged for voice and orchestra (1917)
    • Il Libro di Dolcina. Versi di Laura Milani Comparetti (1917) for voice and piano
    • La Canzone della Tombola. Versi di Ugo Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1920) for voice and piano
    • Étoile filante. Poème de G. Jean Aubry (1921) for voice and piano
    • La sera fiesolana; laude per canto e pianoforte. Versi di Gabriele D'Annunzio (1923) for voice and piano
    • La canzone di Usigliano. Parole di Fernando Liuzzi (1923) for voice and piano
    • Villa Sola. Versi di Alberto Carocci (1927) for voice and piano
    • Ballade des amantes célèbres; pour chant et piano. Poème de André Gide (1934) for voice and piano
    • Chanson à boire (Rabelais) (1936) for voice and piano
    • Tavern. Words by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1940) for voice and piano
    • [Sweet] Spring. Words by Thomas Nash (1567-1601) (1941) for voice and piano
    • Two Byron Songs (1941) for voice and piano
    • My Love's Like a Red Rose for voice and piano. Words by Robert Burns (1941) for voice and piano
    • Two Stevenson Songs (1941) for voice and piano
    • Two Kipling Songs (from "The Jungle Book") (1942) for voice and piano
    • Le Colombe. Words by Arturo Loria (1946) for voice and piano (later became part of ‘’Il Bestiario’’, op. 188)
    • De Amico ad Amicam. (Lines from a love letter, c. 1300) (1947) for voice and piano
    • Ballata dall'Esilio. Text by Guido Cavalcanti (1300) (1956) for voice and guitar
    • Three Little Songs. Text by Ulric Devaré (1958) for voice and piano
    • Le Voyage. Text by Joachim du Bellay (1525-1561) (1959) for voice and piano


  • Transcriptions
    • "La Pisanella" di Ildebrando Pizzetti: Spartito completo (1916-17) for voice and piano
    • Three Sephardic Songs (1949) transcribed and harmonized by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. English and French translations by MCT, for voice and piano (or harp), arranged for voice and orchestra (1960)
    • Vos Toig Mir (A Yiddish Melody) (1963) harmonized by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, for voice and piano

Violin[6][edit]

  • Signorine. 2 profili for violin and piano, Op. 10 (1918)
  • Alghe, Op. 12 (1919), transcribed for violin and piano by G Maglioni (1930)
  • Ritmi, Op. 15 (1920)
  • Capitan Fracassa, Op. 16 (1920), orchestrated by Manoah Leide
  • Sea-Murmurs. An adaption of "Arise" from Shakespeare's "Cymbeline", Shakespeare Songs Book VI, no. 2, Op. 24a (1932), arranged for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz.
  • Tango. An adaption of "Two Maids Wooing" from Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale", Shakespeare Songs, Book VIII, no. 3, Op. 24b (1932) arranged for piano and violin by Jascha Heifetz
  • Due Danze della rapsodia "Alt Wien", from Alt Wien. Rapsodia viennese, Op, 30 (1923), no 1 and 2 transcribed for violin and piano by Mario Corti (1930)
  • Notturno e tarantella della Rapsodia napoletana, from Piedigrotta 1924, op. 32 (1924) transcribed for violin and piano by Mario Corti(1929)
  • Notturno Adriatico, Op. 34 (1924)
  • Chant Hébraique: Vocalise., Op. 53 (1928) transcribed for violin and piano by G. Maglioni (1930)
  • 3 Vocalizzi, nello stile modern, Op. 55 (1928) transcribed for violin and piano by Mario Corti (1930)
  • Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 56 (1929)
  • The Lark: Poem in the form of a Rondò, Op. 64 (1931)
  • Ritmo di Tango, Op. 65a (1949), transcription of "Tango" by Jascha Heifetz, from Media Difficoltà
  • Concerto No. 3 per violino e pianoforte, Op. 102 (1939)
  • Ballade, Op. 107 (1940)
  • La Figlia del Reggimento ("The Daughter of the Regiment"). A Fantasy for Violin and Piano on themes by Donizetti, Op. 110 (1941)
  • Sonata for violin and violoncello, Op. 148 (1950)
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[7]
    • Serenatella on the Name of Jascha Heifetz, Op. 170, No. 2 (1954) for violin and piano
    • Humoresque on the name of Tossy Spivakovsky, Op. 170, No. 8 (1954) for violin and piano
    • Intermezzo on the Name of Harvey Siegal, Op. 170, No. 23
    • Valse bluette on the Name of Erick Friedman, Op. 170, No. 24
    • Hungarian serenade on the Name of Miklós Rózsa, Op. 170, No. 25


  • Works without Opus
    • 3 Canti all'aria aperta (1919) for violin and piano
    • Exotica: A Rhapsody of the South Seas (1934) for violin and piano


Viola[8][edit]

  • Sonata for viola and violoncello, Op. 144 (1950)
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[9]
    • Suite 508, Op. 170/21 (1960) for viola and piano.
    • The Persian Prince on the name of David Blumberg, Op. 170/51 (1967) for viola and harp.

Cello[10][edit]

  • I Nottambuli. Variazioni Fantastiche for cello and piano, Op. 47 (1927), arranged for cello and orchestra (1960)
  • Sonata per violoncello e pianoforte, Op. 50 (1928)
  • Chant Hébraique: Vocalise, Op. 53 (1928), arranged for cello and piano (1930)
  • Notturno sull'acqua (in riva all'Arno, alla Gonfolina, in una sera di Giugno), Op. 82/1 (1935)
  • Scherzino, Op. 82/2 (1935)
  • Toccata, Op. 83 (1935)
  • Sonatina, Op. 130 (1946) for bassoon (or cello) and piano.
  • Sonata for viola and violoncello, Op. 144 (1950)
  • Sonata for violin and violoncello, Op. 148 (1950)
  • Sonata for violoncello and harp, Op. 208 (1967)
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[11]


Organ[12][edit]

  • Five Organ Preludes from the "Sacred Service for the Sabbath Eve", Op. 122/1a (1943)
  • Introduction, Aria and Fugue (Toccata for organ on the name of Edward George Power Biggs, Op. 159) (1953)
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[13]


  • Works without Opus
    • Fanfare for organ on the twelve-tone row. Published as “Due Preludi per Organo” (1949).
    • Prelude on the twelve-tone row. Published as “Due Preludi per Organo” (1949).
    • Prayers my Grandfather Wrote. Sei preludi per organo sopra un tema di Bruno Senigaglia (1962)

Guitar[14][edit]

  • "Arise" from Shakespeare Songs, Book VI, no. 2, Op. 24/5 (1965), arranged for voice and guitar
  • "Seals of Love" from Shakespeare Songs, Second Series, Book I, No. 2, Op. 24/6 (1965), arranged for voice and guitar
  • Variazioni attraverso i secoli (Variations à travers les siècles), Op. 71 (1932)
  • La Ermita di San Simon, Op. 75/2 (1934), arranged for voice and guitar (1962)
  • Romances Viejos, II series, No. 2", Op. 75/3 (1935), arranged for voice and guitar (1962)
  • Sonata (Omaggio a Boccherini), Op. 77 (1934)
  • Capriccio diabolico (Homage to Paganini), Op. 85 (1935)
  • Tarantella, Op. 87a (1936)
  • Aranci in fiore, Op. 87b (1936)
  • Variations plaisantes sur un petit air populaire (J'ai du bon tabac, Op. 95 (1937)
  • Rondò pour guitare seule, Op. 129 (1946)
  • Suite pour guitare seule, Op. 133 (1947)
  • Fantasia pour guitare et piano, Op. 145 (1950)
  • Romancero gitano. Poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Op. 152 (1951)
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[15]
  • Tre Preludi mediterranei, Op. 176 (1955)
  • Escarraman: A Suite of Spanish Dances from the XVI Century (after Cervantes), Op. 177 (1955)
  • Passacaglia (Omaggio a Roncalli), Op. 180 (1956)
  • Vogelweide: ein Lieder-Cyklus für Bariton und Gitarre (oder Klavier), Op. 186 (1959)
  • Platero y yo para narrador y guitarra, Op. 190 (1960), text by Juan Ramón Jiménez)
  • Tre preludi al Circeo, Op. 194 (1961)
  • 24 caprichos de Goya, Op. 195 (1961)
  • Sonatina, pour flute et guitare, Op. 205 (1965)
  • Eclogues, for flute, English horn and guitar, Op. 206 (1965)
  • The Divan of Moses-Ibn-Ezra (1055-1135): a cycle of songs for voice and guitar, Op. 207 (1966)
  • Appunti, Preludi e studi per chitarra, Op. 210 (1967-1968) [incomplete]


  • Transcriptions
    • "Minstrels" da Preludes, Libro I by Claude Debussy (1951)
    • "Pavane (pour un Infante défunte)" by Maurice Ravel (1953)
    • Sonata I for Guitar and Harpsichord. Realization of the figured bass of a work by Rudolph Strauber (c1725-1780) (1958) for guitar and harpsichord

Two guitars[16][edit]


  • Works without Opus
    • Fuga elegiaca, to the memory of Ida Presti (1967) for two guitars

Harp[17][edit]

  • Three Songs from "As You Like It", Shakespeare Songs, Book II, Op. 24/4 (1941) arranged for voice, harp (or piano) and strings
  • Concertino per harpa, quartetto d'archi e 3 clarinetti, Op. 93 (1936-37) for harp, string quartet, 3 clarinets
  • 6 Scottish Songs (Poems by Sir Walter Scott), Op. 100 (1939) for soprano, tenor, harp and strings
  • Songs of the Shulamite (from “The Song of Songs”), Op. 163 (1953) for voice, flute, harp and string quartet
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[18]
    • Arabesque on the name of Roger, Op. 170/29 (1961) for harp
    • Second arabesque for harp on the name of Pearl Chertok, Op. 170/45 (1967)
    • The Persian Prince on the name of David Blumberg, Op.170/51 (1967) for viola and harp
  • Sonata for Violoncello and Harp, Op. 208 (1967)
  • The Harp of King David. Rhapsody for harp, Op. 209 (1967)


  • Transcriptions
    • Three Sephardic Songs (1949) transcribed and harmonized by MCT. English and French translations by MCT, for voice and harp (or piano), arranged for voice and orchestra (1960)

Double Bass[19][edit]

  • Chant Hébraique: Vocalise, Op. 53 (1928) transcribed for double bass and piano (1964)

Clarinet[20][edit]

  • Sonata per clarinetto e pianoforte, Op. 128 (1945)
  • Pastorale and Rondo, Op. 185 (1958) for clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano

Bassoon[21][edit]

  • Sonatina, Op. 130 (1946) for bassoon (cello) and piano

Oboe[22][edit]

  • Concerto da camera, Op. 146 (1950) for oboe and strings (three horns and timpani, optional), arranged for oboe and piano as "Sonata for Oboe and Piano" by the composer
  • "Aria" from the Concerto da camera, Op. 146a (1964) for oboe, cello and piano, also arranged for oboe, cello and guitar

Flute[23][edit]

  • Divertimento for 2 Flutes, Op. 119 (1943)
  • Sonatina, pour flute et guitare, Op. 205 (1965)
  • Eclogues, for flute, English horn and guitar, Op. 206 (1965)

Trumpet[24][edit]

  • Sonata Pomposa, Op. 179/1 (1955) for trumpet and piano (for open trumpet)
  • Sonata Leggera, Op. 179/2 (1955) for trumpet and piano (for muted trumpet)

Chamber[25][edit]

  • 1° Trio in g minor for violin, cello and piano, Op. 49 (1928)
  • String Quartet No.1 in g minor, Op. 58 (1929)
  • Piano Quintet No. 1in F major for two violins, viola, cello and piano, Op. 69 (1931-2)
  • 2° Trio in G major for violin, cello and piano Op 70 (1932)
  • Concertino per harpa, quartetto d'archi e 3 clarinetti, Op. 93 (1936–37)
  • Silent Devotion from the “Sacred Service”, Op. 122/1b (1943) for two violins, viola, cello and bass
  • String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 139 (1948)
  • Guitar Quintet, Op. 143 (1950) for guitar and string quartet
  • "Aria" from the Concerto da camera, Op. 146a (1964) for oboe, cello and piano; also arranged for oboe, cello and guitar
  • String Trio in D Minorfor violin, viola and cello, Op. 147 (1950)
  • Piano Quintet No. 2 (Memories of the Tuscan Countryside), Op. 155 (1951)
  • Choral with Variations in F for four horns Op. 162 (1953)
  • Songs of the Shulamite (from “The Song of Songs”), Op. 163 (1953) for voice, flute, harp and string quartet
  • From the set of Greeting Cards, Op. 170[26]
    • Ein Quartett-Satz for String Quartet on the Name of Walter Arlen, Op. 170/28
  • Pastorale and Rondo, Op. 185 (1958) for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
  • String Quartet No. 3, "Casa al Dono", Op. 203 (1964)
  • Eclogues for flute, English horn and guitar, op. 206 (1965)


Orchestral[27][edit]


  • Works without Opus
    • Bas-relief (La reine Nefertiti) (1937) for orchestra [2 fl (picc), 2 ob, Engl hn, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, perc, harp, celesta, xylo (or piano), harp & strings]


  • Transcriptions
    • "Nachtstück", op. 23, no. 4 by Robert Schumann (c1913-1916) for orchestra (2fl, 2ob, Engl hn, 2 cl, 4 hn, harp and strings)
    • "Partita in B Minor for Violin Solo" by J. S. Bach (1942) arranged for string orchestra.
    • "La Vallée des Cloches," from Miroirs by Ravel (1950) for orchestra

Incidental Music[28][edit]

Concertante[29][edit]

  • Violin
    • Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 31 (1924) "Concerto italiano"
    • Violin Concerto No. 2, Op. 66 (1931) "I Profeti" ('The Prophets') for Jascha Heifetz
    • Concerto No. 3 per violino e pianoforte, Op. 102 (1939) for Jascha Heifetz
  • Piano
    • Concerto for Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 46 (1927)
    • Concerto for Piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 (1936–7)
  • Cello
  • Harp
    • Concertino per harpa, quartetto d'archi e 3 clarinetti, op. 93 (1936–37)
    • Concertino for harp and chamber orchestra, Op. 93a (1938)
  • Oboe
    • Concerto da camera, Op. 146 (1950)
  • Guitar
    • Capriccio diabolico (Omaggio a Paganini), Op. 85a (1945), arranged for guitar and orchestra
    • Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 99 (1939) for Andrés Segovia
    • Sérénade pour guitare et orchestre de chambre, Op. 118 (1943)
    • Guitar Concerto No. 2 in C major, Op. 160 (1953) "Concerto Sereno"
    • Concerto for Two Guitars, Op. 201 (1962)
  • Transcriptions

Opera[30][edit]

  • La Mandragola (prologue & 2 acts, after Niccolò Machiavelli), Op. 20, (1920–23), Venice, Fenice, May 1926; revision in 2 acts in German, Wiesbaden, Staatsoper, 1928
  • Bacco in Toscana/Bacchus in Toskana (ditrambo in 1 atto da Francesco Redi), Op. 39 (1925-26)
  • Aucassin et Nicolette. Chant-fable du XIIe siècle, pour une voix, quelques instruments et quelques marionettes. 12th-century chant-fable, Op; 98 (1938)
  • Il mercante di Venezia: Tre atti, dal testo originale di Shakespeare. (Versione ritmica dell'autore) = The Merchant of Venice: Three acts, from Shakespeare's original play, Op. 181 (1956), Florence, Comunale, 1962 (It.), Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium, 1966 (Eng.)
  • All's Well That Ends Well (Gigletta di Narbona): 3 acts after Shakespeare's original play, Op. 182 (1955-58), unperformed
  • Saùl. 3 atti dalla tragedia de Vittorio Alfieri, Op. 191 (1958-60), unperformed
  • The Importance of Being Ernest. Three Acts after the comedy of Oscar Wilde, Op. 198 (1961-62). Chamber opera for 8 soloists: 2 soprano, mezzo, contralto, 2 tenor, baritone, bass, two pianos, percussion. RAI, 1972; staged: New York, La Guardia, 22 Feb 1975

Ballet[31][edit]

  • Pesce turchino: balletto per orchestra da La Sirenetta e il pesce turchino, Op. 18a (1937)
  • Bacco in Toscana (after F. Redi), Op. 39, 2 solo vv, chorus, orch, 1925-6, Milan, 1931
  • The Birthday of the Infanta (A Ballet Suite from a tale by Oscar Wilde), Op. 115 (1941-42)
  • The Octoroon Ball, A New Orleans Ballet (1840), Op. 136 (1947-49)

Spoken/Narration[32][edit]

  • The Princess and the Pea. A Miniature Overture for orchestra and narrator on a Tale by Anderson. Op. 120 (1943)
  • Morning in Iowa, Op. 158 (1953) for narrator, accordion, banjo, clarinet, double bass, percussion
  • Platero y yo para narrador y guitarra. Text by Juan Ramón Jiménez, Op. 190 (1960)
  • 2 Balladen von Schiller. Melodrama für einen Sprecher, zwei Klaviere und Schlagzeug, Op. 193 (1961)


  • Works without Opus
    • Noah's Ark, from “Genesis Suite” a collaboration with Shilkret, Toch, Tansman, Milhaud, Stravinsky and Schönberg for narrator and orchestra [2 fl, 2 ob, 3 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, timp, perc, harp, piano & strings].

Choral[33][edit]

  • Lo the Messiah: Ecco il Messia (Lucrezia Tornabuoni de Medici) from "Savonarola", Op. 81c (1940) [aka “Two Songs of Praise (Due Laudi)”, pt. 1] for women's chorus (SSA) and piano, arranged for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano (1943), arranged for men's chorus (TTBB) and piano (1943)
  • Mary, Star of the Sea: Maria, Stella Maris (Girolamo Savonarola) from "Savonarola", Op. 81b (1940) [aka “Two Songs of Praise (Due Laudi)”, pt. 2] for women's chorus (SSA), arranged for mixed chorus (SSATTB) and piano (1945)
  • Lecha Dodi (for the synagogue of Amsterdam). Acrostic poem by Schelomo Halevi Alkabetz, Op. 90 (1936) for unaccompanied male chorus (TTBB) and cantor
  • Lecha Dodi (for the synagogue of Amsterdam). Acrostic poem by Schelomo Halevi Alkabetz, Op. 90a (1943) for cantor (tenor), mixed chorus (SATB) and organ
  • Processional Song in Praise of Saint Ephesius Goccius, Op. 96 (1937) for mixed chorus (SATB) with soprano solo
  • 6 Scottish Songs (Poems by Sir Walter Scott), Op. 100 (1939) arranged for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano (1943)
  • Keats songs, Op. 113 (1942–51) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano, #4. "On the Grasshopper and the Cricket" arranged for women's chorus (SSA) and piano (1951)
  • London (Upon Westminster Bridge), Op. 114 (1942) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
  • Le Rossignol. Words by Frère Joseph, François Lecler du Tremblay, Op. 117 (1942) arranged for women's voices (SSA) and piano (1942), arranged for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB) (1942)
  • Sacred Service (for the Sabbath Eve), Op. 122/1 (1943) for baritone (cantor), mixed chorus (SATB) and organ
  • Addenda to the "Sacred Service", Op. 122/2 (1950) for chorus (SATB) and organ
  • Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125/2 (1945) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano, #2 (Sonnet Nr. CXXIX) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
  • Shakespeare Sonnets, Op. 125/3 (1945) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
  • Aubade. Poem by William Davenant (1673), Op. 126a (1945) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
  • Carol for Candlemas Day. Anonymous (1661), Op.126b (1945) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
  • To His Son. Poem by Dr. Richard Corbet (1582-1635), Lord Bishop of Norwich, Op. 126c (1945) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
  • Venice (on the extinction of the Venetian Republic 1802). Text by William Wordsworth and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Op. 132 (1946) for unaccompanied male chorus (TTBB)
  • Naomi and Ruth: A Small Cantata for Women’s Voices, from the Book of Ruth, Op. 137 (1947) for women's voices (SMzA) and piano or organ
  • The Book of Ruth. A Biblical Oratorio for soloists, mixed chorus and orchestra, Op. 140 (1949) [based on Naomi and Ruth, opus 137] for solo voices [2 sopranos, mezzo, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, bass], mixed chorus and orchestra [3 fl(picc), 2 ob, 3 cl (b cl), 2 bn, 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, timp, perc, piano (celesta), harp & strings]
  • Songs and Processionals for a Jewish Wedding, Op. 150 (1950), no. 1 and 2 for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano, or organ
  • The Book of Jonah. A Biblical Oratorio for male chorus and orchestra, Op. 151 (1951) for tenor, baritone, men's chorus (TTBB), narrator, orchestra [ 2 alto sax, 2 ten sax (2 cl), baritone sax (b cl), 3 tpt, 3 tbn, timp, perc, 2 piano, 2 cello, 2 bass]
  • Romancero gitano. Poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Op. 152 (1951) for mixed chorus (SATB) and guitar
  • Four Christina Rossetti Settings, Op. 153 (1951) for women's chorus (SSA) and piano
  • Three Shelley Songs Op. 154 (1951), for women's chorus (SSA) and piano
  • Six Keats settings, Op. 157 (1952). 1-3 for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB), 4-6 for men's unaccompanied men's chorus (TTBB)
  • The Queen of Sheba: A Small Cantata, Op. 161 (1953) for women's chorus, soprano and piano
  • The Book of Proverbs. Six choral settings, Op. 168 (1953) for unaccompanied men's chorus (TTBB)
  • Lament of David for the Death of Jonathan, Op. 169 (1953), for double mixed chorus a cappella and tenor solo
  • Songs of the Oceanides: from Aeschylus' "Prometheus Bound", Op. 171 (1954) for women's chorus (SSA), two flutes, harp, also arranged for women's chorus (SSA) and piano
  • The Song of Songs. A Rustic Wedding Idyll, Op. 172 (1955) for soprano, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus (SATB), dancers,and orchestra [fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, bn, tpt, 2 hn, perc, timp, harp & strings]
  • Three Shelley Songs, Op. 173 (1955) for women's voices (SSA) and piano
  • Two Motets: from the Gospel according to St. John, Op. 174 (1955) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
  • Six carols on early English poems, Op. 175 (1955) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
  • The Fiery Furnace. A Small Cantata from The Book of Daniel, Op. 183 (1958), chamber cantata for baritone (narrator), children's chorus, piano (organ), and percussion
  • Endymion. Text by John Keats, Op. 184 (1958) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SAATTBB)
  • Lauda in honore Sanctae Birgittae (Nicolaus Hermansson, 1326-1391), Op. 189/2 (1960) for unaccompanied women's chorus
  • Memorial Service for the Departed, Op. 192 (1960) for cantor (tenor or baritone), mixed chorus (SATB) and organ
  • Les Amours de Ronsard. 12 chansons à 4 voix mixtes. Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585), Op. 197 (1961) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
  • The Book of Esther. A Biblical Oratorio, Op. 200 (1962) for soprano, tenor, baritone and bass soloists. narrator, mixed chorus (SATB) and orchestra [3 fl (picc), 2 ob, Engl. hn, 3 cl (b cl), 2 bn (c bn), 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tuba, perc, xylo, 2 harps, strings]
  • The Seventh Day. Motet for Mixed Choir from "The Confessions of St. Augustine, Op. 202 (1963) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
  • The Book of Tobit. Tobias and the Angel. A Scenic Oratorio in Three Parts, Op. 204 (1964-65) for soprano, 2 contralto, tenor, baritone, 2 bass, chorus, narrator, mime, dancers and orchestra [ 2 fl, ob, 2 cl, bn, hn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, timp, perc, harp, piano & strings]


  • Works without Opus
    • A Galatea. Due Madrigali dalle Bucolichi di Virgilio (1914) for four voices.
    • Un Madrigale di Michelangelo (1916) for mixed chorus and orchestra (never orchestrated)
    • 2 Canti greci per coro a 4 voci. Poesie popolari tradotte da Niccolo Tommaseo (1917) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
    • A Lullaby (on Foster's themes) (1942) for soprano, baritone, mixed chorus (SATB) and orchestra [2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 2 hn, 2 tpt, perc, timp, harp, celesta & strings].
    • Jubilee Songs (1942) for unaccompanied mixed chorus (SATB)
    • Liberty, Mother of Exiles. Words by Emma Lazarus (1944) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
    • Kol nidrei (1944) for cello, organ, cantor and mixed chorus (SATB)
    • The Owl. Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1945) for mixed voices (SABass)
    • Naaritz'cho (second k'dushah) (1952) for cantor (baritone), mixed chorus (SATB) and organ
    • Cherry-ripe, words by Thomas Campion (1567-1619) (1955) for unaccompanied mixed chorus
    • Epilogue. Sonnet CV from "The Merchant of Venice" (1956) for mixed chorus (SATB) and piano
    • Lemons. Text by Lawrence Durrell (1960) for women’s voices (SSA) and piano
    • Children's Song, from "The Children of Dom Sierot." Text by Ulric de Vaere (1967) for unaccompanied women's chorus (SSA)

Film music[34][edit]

Credited contributions (full list of the 11 scores that were credited to the composer):

Uncredited contributions as "composer of original music" (selected)
Uncredited contributions as "composer of stock music" (selected)

See also[edit]

The Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Papers Collection in the Library of Congress containing a complete list of works and writings.

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