Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio

Real Name:
Luciano Berio
Profile:
Luciano Berio (October 24, 1925, Oneglia, Italy - May 27, 2003, Roma, Italy) was an Italian composer.

Berio studied with his father and grandfather, both organists and composers, and with Giorgio Federico Ghedini at the Milan Conservatory in the late 1940s. In 1950 he married the American singer Cathy Berberian, and the next year at Tanglewood he met Luigi Dallapiccola, who influenced his move towards and beyond 12-note serialism in such works as his Joyce cycle Chamber Music for voice and trio (1953). Further stimulus came from his meetings with Bruno Maderna, Henri Pousseur and Karlheinz Stockhausen in Basle in 1954, and he became a central member of the Darmstadt circle.

Berio directed an electronic music studio at the Milan station of Italian radio (1955-61), at the same time producing Sequenza I for flute (1958, the first of a cycle of solo explorations of performing gestures), Circles (1960, a loop of Cummings settings for voice, harp and percussion) and Epifanie (1961, an aleatory set of orchestral and vocal movements designed to show different kinds of vocal behaviour). These established his area of interest: with the means and archetypes of musical communication.

For most of the next decade he was in the USA, teaching and composing, his main works of this period including the Dante-esque Laborintus II for voices and orchestra (1965), the Sinfonia for similar resources (1969, with a central movement whirling quotations round Mahler and Beckett) and Opera (1970), a study of the decline of the genre and of Western bourgeois civilization. Two more operas, La vera storia (1982) and Un re in ascolto (1984), came out of his collaboration with Calvino. Other works include Coro (1976), a panoply of poster statements and refracted folksongs for chorus and orchestra, and numerous orchestral and chamber pieces.
Sites:
Variations:

Luciano Berio Discography

Albums

C 30 A 139 Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze (Album) Vega C 30 A 139 France 1958 Sell This Version
58002 Luigi Nono / Bruno Maderna / Luciano Berio Luigi Nono / Bruno Maderna / Luciano Berio - Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica / Serenata #2 / Differences Time Records (3) 58002 US 1961 Sell This Version
58003 Luciano Berio - E. E. Cummings / Sylvano Bussotti / John Cage Luciano Berio - E. E. Cummings / Sylvano Bussotti / John Cage - Circles / Frammento / Aria With Fontana Mix (Album) Time Records (3), Time Records (3) 58003 US 1962 Sell This Version
TV 34177, TV 34177S Luciano Berio / Jacob Druckman / Ilhan Mimaroglu Luciano Berio / Jacob Druckman / Ilhan Mimaroglu - Electronic Music III (Album) Turnabout, Turnabout TV 34177, TV 34177S US 1967 Sell This Version
WER 60021 Luciano Berio Circles · Sequenza I, III, V (Album) WERGO WER 60021 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
TV 4046, TV.4046 John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ilhan Mimaroglu John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ilhan Mimaroglu - Electronic Music (Album) Turnabout, Turnabout TV 4046, TV.4046 UK 1967 Sell This Version
VICS 1313 Nono* - Fukushima* - Berio* - Lehmann* Nono* - Fukushima* - Berio* - Lehmann* - The New Music, Volume 3 (Album, Comp) RCA Victrola VICS 1313 UK 1968 Sell This Version
16.012 Varèse* / Berio* / Jolas* - Orchestre Du Domaine Musical, Gilbert Amy Varèse* / Berio* / Jolas* - Orchestre Du Domaine Musical, Gilbert Amy - Tempi Concertati / Offrandes / D'un Opera De Voyage (Album) Disques Adès 16.012 France 1968 Sell This Version
OS 3320 Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio - The Female Prisoner (La Prisonnière) (Album) Columbia Masterworks OS 3320 US 1969 Sell This Version
HM 30 889 Luciano Berio - Musique Vivante* Luciano Berio - Musique Vivante* - Laborintus 2 Per Voci, Strumenti E Registrazione (Album) Arcophon HM 30 889 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
137 005 Vinko Globokar, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlos Roqué Alsina Vinko Globokar, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlos Roqué Alsina - Discours II / Sequenza V / Solo Für Melodie-Instrument Mit Rückkopplung / Consecuenza(LP, Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 005 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
S 34-61079 Berio* Sinfonia (Album) Columbia Masterworks S 34-61079 France 1968 Sell This Version
STGBY 637 Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge - Avant Garde Piano Music(LP) VOX (6) STGBY 637 UK 1969 Sell This Version
CE 31027 Luciano Berio Visage, Sequenza III, Cinque Variazioni, Circles (Album) Candide CE 31027 US 1970 Sell This Version
6500 101 Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV (Album) Philips 6500 101 UK 1970 Sell This Version
6500 631 Berio* Différences / Sequenza III & IV / Due Pezzi / Chamber Music (Album) Philips 6500 631 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
4FE 8503 Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 (Comp) Philips 4FE 8503 UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Nono* / Berio* / Stockhausen* Nono* / Berio* / Stockhausen* - Musica Oggi(3xLP + Box) Arcophon none Italy 1970 Sell This Version
3189 Luciano Berio Epifanie And Folk Songs (Album) RCA Red Seal 3189 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
LSC-3168 Berio*, Walter Trampler Berio*, Walter Trampler - Sequenza VI / Chemins II / Chemins III (Album) RCA Red Seal LSC-3168 US 1970 Sell This Version
0120 019 Das ORF-Symphonieorchester* - Carl Maria von Weber / Alfred Uhl / Camille Saint-Saens* / Luciano Berio Das ORF-Symphonieorchester* - Carl Maria von Weber / Alfred Uhl / Camille Saint-Saens* / Luciano Berio - Das ORF-Symphonieorchester 1972(LP) ORF 0120 019 Austria 1972 Sell This Version
ARL1-0036 Berio*, Cathy Berberian / London Sinfonietta, The* Berio*, Cathy Berberian / London Sinfonietta, The* - Recital I (For Cathy) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0036 US 1973 Sell This Version
SR 9007 Karen Phillips - John Cage / Luciano Berio / Bruno Maderna / David Bedford Karen Phillips - John Cage / Luciano Berio / Bruno Maderna / David Bedford - Viola Today (Dream / Sequenza VI / Viola [Open & Closed-Form Versions] / Spillihpnerak)(LP, Album) Finnadar Records SR 9007 US 1974 Sell This Version
OW-7579-VX Luciano Berio Visage(LP) Columbia OW-7579-VX Japan 1975 Sell This Version
ARL1-0037 Luciano Berio, London Sinfonietta, The* Luciano Berio, London Sinfonietta, The* - The Many Voices Of Luciano Berio(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0037 US 1975 Sell This Version