Berio

Berio

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Berio is one of the most widely performed and prodigiously productive of post-war composers. This book is nevertheless the first survey in any language of his work as a whole. Commentators on Berio's work have tended to concentrate on those aspects of his music that have strong extra-musical associations such as his use of words, sense of theatre, and interest in linguistics. While incorporating all of these, this account seeks to rectify the balance by focusing on the purely musical basis of Berio's work. Its chapters cover such areas as the basis of his musical language, his involvement with Darmstadt, his work with computers at IRCAM and Tempo Reale, the importance of folk music, and his theatre works. This book includes a complete list of works up to 1989, with details of his first performances and instrumentation, and a select bibliography.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 130 x 210 x 10mm | 245g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • musical examples, bibliography
  • 0193154552
  • 9780193154551

Table of contents

A musical apprenticeship; the fifties - from electronics studio to orchestra; melody and harmony; commentary techniques; from words to music; digital systems and folk-music; Berio's theatre.show more

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"This book is indispensable."--Notes"An admirable introduction to the life and works of Luciano Berio."--Choiceshow more

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