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BERIO, Luciano
b Oneglia, Italy, 24 October 1925


He started his studies very early with his father and grandfather, who were both musicians, then continued at the Milan Conservatory with Paribeni and Ghedini. He taught at the Berkshire Music Festival (Tanglewood), at Darmstadt, at Mulls College (California), at Harvard University, the Northwestern University and the Juilliard School of Music in New York. In 1955 he founded the Milan Electronic Studio.
1936 (11)
Pastorale
1946-7 (21)
Four Popular Songs for female voice and piano
1947 (22)
Petite Suite, for piano
1949 (24)
Magnificat, for two sopranos, mixed chorus and instruments
1950 (25)
Concertino for solo clarinet, solo violin, harp, celeste and strings
Opus Number Zoo, for woodwind quintet and narrator (revised 1970)
1951 (26)
Two Pieces for Violin and Piano
1952 (27)
Allez Hop - story for voice, mime and dance, for mezzo-soprano, eight mimes, ballet and orchestra
Five Variations for piano (1952-3)
1953 (28)
Chamber Music, for female voice, clarinet, cello and harp
1954 (29)
Nones, for orchestra
Variations for chamber orchestra
Mutations, electronic music
1956 (31)
Allelujah I, for orchestra
Allelujah II, for orchestra
String Quartet
Perspectives, electronic music
1957 (32)
Divertimento for orchestra (with Bruno Maderna)
Serenata, for flute and fourteen instruments
El Mar la Mar, for soprano, mezzo-soprano and seven instruments
Momenti, for electronic sound
1958 (33)
Tempi Concertati, for flute, violin, two pianos and other instruments (1958-9)
Differences, for five instruments and tape
Sequence I, for flute
Theme (Homage to Joyce), electronic music
1959 (34)
Quaderni I, II and III from 'Epifanie', for orchestra (1959-63)
1960 (35)
Circles, for female voice, harp and two percussion
1961 (36)
Visage, electronic music with voice
1962 (37)
Passaggio, messa in scena for soprano, two choirs and instruments
1963 (38)
Sequence II, for harp
Sincronie, for string quartet (1963 4)
1965 (40)
Laborintus II, for voices, instruments and tape
Rounds, for cembalo
Sequence III, for solo voice
1966 (41)
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, for soprano, baritone, tenor, three violins and continuo
Sequence IV, for piano
Sequence V, for trombone
1967 (42)
Rounds, for piano
Sequence VI, for viola
O King, for voice and five players
1968 (43)
Sinfonia
Questo vuol dire che, for three female voices, small choir and tape
1969 (44)
Opera, opera in four acts
Sequence VII, for oboe
The Modification and Instrumentation of a Famous Hornpipe as a Merry and Altogether Sincere homage to Uncle Alfred, for five instruments
1970 (45)
Memory, for electric piano and electric cembalo
1971 (46)
Bewegung, for orchestra
Bewegung II, for baritone and orchestra
Ora, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, English horn, small chorus and orchestra
Amores, for sixteen vocalists and fourteen instrumentalists
Agnus, for two sopranos and three clarinets
Autre fois - berceuse canonique pour Igor Stravinsky, for flute, clarinet and harp
1972 (47)
E Vo - Sicilian Lullaby, for soprano and instruments
Concerto for two pianos and orchestra (1972-3)
Recital I (for Cathy), for mezzo-soprano and seventeen instruments
1973 (48)
Still, for orchestra
Eindrucke, for orchestra (1973-4)
. . . Points on the Curve to Find . . ., for piano and twenty-two instruments
Linea, for two pianos, vibraphone and marimbaphone
1974 (49)
Per la dolce memoria di quel giorno, ballet
Après visage, for orchestra and tape
Chorus, for voices and instruments
Calmo, for soprano and instruments
1975 (50)
Il malato immaginario, incidental music
La ritirata notturna di Madrid, for orchestra
Sequence VIII, for percussion
Sequence IX, for violin
1976-7 (51-2)
Il Ritorno degli Snovidebia, for cello and orchestra
1978 (53)
Encore, for orchestra
1979-82 (54-7)
Duet for two violins
1979-83 (54 8)
Un Re in Ascolto, opera
1980 (55)
Entrata, for orchestra
Sequence IXa, for clarinet
1981 (56)
La Vera Storia, suite for orchestra
Accordo, for four groups of musicians
Chorale on Sequence VIII, ensemble
Sequence IXb, for alto saxophone
1982 (57)
Duo, for baritone, two violins, choir and orchestra
Fanfare, for orchestra
1983 (58)
Song, for clarinet solo


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