Berio, Luciano


Berio, Luciano
(1925–2003)
   One of the most important contemporary composers, Luciano Berio was born in the province of Imperia (Liguria). His father was an accomplished musician, and Berio’s early training was at home. He completed his studies at Milan conservatory, where he graduated in composition and orchestral conducting in 1950, and in the United States. In the late 1950s, Berio emerged at the forefront of efforts to modernize the classical canon by integrating electronic sounds into his orchestral pieces. He edited an academic journal of avant-garde music, Incontri musicali (Musical Encounters), and collaborated with the noted novelist Italo Calvino and the poet Edouardo Sanguineti. In the 1960s and 1970s, Berio taught composition in some of the most prestigious conservatories in the world, including the Juilliard School in New York, as well as Harvard and Columbia Universities. He also met the soloist Cathy Berberian, his first wife, who became the “voice” for some of his most complex and challenging works. In addition to electronic music, Berio is noted for having infused the classical form with themes from Japanese and Indian music, for his interest in folk music and rock, and for his creation of musical collages that quote from other composers. His most famous works are probably Sinfonia (1968), Folk Songs (first version, 1964; second version, 1973), and Coro (Choir, 1976). Berio died in Rome in May 2003.

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  • Berio, Luciano — born Oct. 24, 1925, Oneglia, Italy died May 27, 2003, Rome Italian composer. He was an important innovator in electronic music, the combining of live and taped music, aleatory music, graphic notation, musical collage using borrowed material, and… …   Universalium

  • Berio, Luciano — (24 oct. 1925, Oneglia, Italia–27 may. 2003, Roma). Compositor italiano. Fue un innovador importante en la música electrónica, la combinación de música en vivo y grabada, música aleatoria, notación gráfica, collage musical con uso de material… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Luciano Berio — (* 24. Oktober 1925 in Oneglia; † 27. Mai 2003 in Rom) war ein italienischer Komponist, der bekannt ist für seine experimentellen Arbeiten sowie als einer der Pioniere der elektronischen Musik. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Musik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Berio — Luciano Berio (* 24. Oktober 1925 in Oneglia; † 27. Mai 2003 in Rom) war ein italienischer Komponist, bekannt für seine experimentellen Arbeiten und einer der Pioniere der elektronischen Musik. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Musik 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Luciano Berio — (Imperia, 24 de octubre de 1925 Roma, 27 de mayo de 2003) fue un compositor italiano clásico y uno de los principales representantes de la vanguardia musical europea. Es reconocido por su trabajo en la música experimental, particularmente su… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Berio — Luciano Berio Luciano Berio Naissance 24 octobre 1925 Oneglia,  Italie Décès 27 mai 2003 Rome …   Wikipédia en Français

  • BERIO (L.) — BERIO LUCIANO (1925 ) Du trio de compositeurs italiens, chefs de file de la musique italienne après la Seconde Guerre mondiale (Bruno Maderna, 1920 1973; Luigi Nono, 1924 1990; et lui même, né en 1925), Berio est le seul à ne pas être vénitien:… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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