Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio

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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.
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Luciano Berio Discography

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Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze (Album) Vega France 1958 Sell This Version
Luigi Nono / Bruno Maderna / Luciano Berio Luigi Nono / Bruno Maderna / Luciano Berio - Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica / Serenata #2 / Differences Time Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
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) US 1962 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio / Jacob Druckman / Ilhan Mimaroglu Luciano Berio / Jacob Druckman / Ilhan Mimaroglu - Electronic Music III (Album) Turnabout, Turnabout US 1967 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio Circles · Sequenza I, III, V (Album) WERGO Germany 1967 Sell This Version
John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ilhan Mimaroglu John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ilhan Mimaroglu - Electronic Music (Album) Turnabout, Turnabout UK 1967 Sell This Version
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 France 1968 Sell This Version
Nono* - Fukushima* - Berio* - Lehmann* Nono* - Fukushima* - Berio* - Lehmann* - The New Music, Volume 3 (Album, Comp) RCA Victrola UK 1968 Sell This Version
Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio - The Female Prisoner (La Prisonnière) (Album) Columbia Masterworks US 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Musique Vivante* Luciano Berio - Musique Vivante* - Laborintus 2 Per Voci, Strumenti E Registrazione (Album) Arcophon Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, The New York Philharmonic, Cathy Berberian Luciano Berio, The Swingle Singers*, The New York Philharmonic, Cathy Berberian - Sinfonia / Visage (Comp) CBS, CBS UK 1969 Sell This Version
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 (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Berio* Sinfonia (Album) Columbia Masterworks 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, Album) VOX (6) STGBY 637 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio Visage, Sequenza III, Cinque Variazioni, Circles (Album) Candide US 1970 Sell This Version
Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV (Album) Philips UK 1970 Sell This Version
Berio* Différences / Sequenza III & IV / Due Pezzi / Chamber Music (Album) Philips Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* Xenakis* / Berio* / Maderna* / Kagel* - Orient-Occident / Momenti - Omaggio A Joyce / Continuo / Transition 1 (Comp) Philips UK 1967 Sell This Version
none Nono* / Berio* / Stockhausen* Nono* / Berio* / Stockhausen* - Musica Oggi(3xLP + Box) Arcophon none Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio Epifanie And Folk Songs (Album) RCA Red Seal Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Berio*, Walter Trampler Berio*, Walter Trampler - Sequenza VI / Chemins II / Chemins III (Album) RCA Red Seal 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
Berio*, Cathy Berberian / The London Sinfonietta* Berio*, Cathy Berberian / The London Sinfonietta* - Recital I (For Cathy) (Album) RCA Red Seal 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