This is not presented as a wholly satisfactory solution to the problem of playing the Sequenza on a standard Boehm clarinet; but it was arrived at in collaboration . A list of works by the Italian composer Luciano Berio. Contents. 1 s; 2 s; 3 s . Sequenza IXa for clarinet (); drawn from Chemins V (); arranged as Sequenza IXb () and Sequenza IXc (); Sequenza IXb for alto. Luciano Berio’s Sequenza IXa is a work of increasingly great significance for the clarinet repertoire. In the past few years, numerou.

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Even where the recording are less appealing the performances are always good, and most are superb. The piece’s lyrical character has a slightly less ‘legato’ character with Joseph Petric on Naxos, and while technically good, is a less revelatory experience for the imagination. The jewels in their crown are of course the recordings by Rohan de Saram of all of Berio’s work for solo cello, and to sequennza mind the violin of Irvine Arditti and accordion of Stefan Hussong to name just a few.

Foreman’s ‘doodle’ tonguing is more convincing than Guy Few’s on Naxos, but both have a wide palette of colour, articulation and dynamic.

The world will not have it. Berio’s Sequenzas are an excellent way for new listeners to experiment with listening as they showcase individual instruments and explore every nook and cranny of their sound using traditional and extended techniques. Arnold more smiling and flighty, showing some restriction in the lowest notes, but with a schizophrenic inhalation ‘gasp’ which would have you running for your life.

List of compositions by Luciano Berio

The weakest parts of the Mode set are the recordings of some of the earlier Sequenzas and the saxophone alternatives, Naxos falls down where players are have a less distinctly ‘Berio’ character, or are less authoritative.

Virtuosic and intense works for solo instruments including voicethey make for compelling though not easy listening.

Arnold does dazzle though, especially with short bursts of frenetic wheezing, as if her vocal cords were shivering and rasping together.

Phrase rhythm in tonal music. The common sense rule is based on a trial and error procedure. Disparate as they are, the “Sequenzas” have things in common. Opere Contemporanee per Clarinetto. Conclusion The tables on Appendix 1, 2 and 3 should be valuable information for composers and performers who are researching metrical modulation techniques. After the invention of the metronome, composers had the option to indicate their tempo preferences or to continue to use general descriptive indications.

Sequenza VI for viola features a scintillating performance by Garth Knox, who executes the “formal study on repetition” with muscular brilliance, in a fabulous cross between Paganini and Jon Rose.


Sequenza Ixa: clarinet | Luciano Berio | The Classical Composers Database | Musicalics

Columbia University Press, [], c But they seem to be heading toward a kind of monumental memorialization, like that of Beethoven’s piano sonatas or the preludes and fugues of Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier. According to simple mathematical proportions it is possible to find tempo equivalence between rhythmic figures.

Collected Essays and Lectures, You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Spoken verses by Berio’s frequent collaborator Edoardo Sanguineti precede each Sequenza. On the other way, there are performers who believe the composer marks are suggestions and the performer should complement the score with his own ideas.

The Naxos box is in a conventional jewel-case with notes in English and German, players biographies in English only. Berio’s music has a good chance of retaining currency within the future, and Mode’s Berio: I decided to compare it with another important work for clarinet in a recent paper, “Patterns of Change: Bibliography Barry, Barbara R.

AllMusic Featured Brio Noteworthy. Fast forward to and I find myself horrified reading an article in an English “progressive” magazine that puts the Maestro from Omegna in the same berlo as lightweights like Roberto Cacciapaglia and Ixq Battiato the latter much hyped these days, but essentially a fraud, having invented a whole “experimental” career by travelling paths that had already been well trodden years before by illustrious forerunners, before returning to his squalid Italian pop-song origins when he ran out of ideas to “borrow”so that non-experts might conclude that Berio is a sort of father figure to the musical genres the rag in question calls “the strangest type of spaghetti.

Berio wrings this drama from each instrument with a formidable range of technical means: Stuart Dempster and Rohan de Saram respectively. Ixx Salomane’s deep, resonant voice is a wonderful vehicle for uxa texts, but the desirability of their inclusion in this way is debatable, even with English translations in the booklet notes not translated into German or Sequfnza by the way.

Metric Modulation on Berio’s Sequenza | Ricardo Dourado Freire –

Listening to veritable masterpieces such as these one gets a true sense of fulfillment. Metric modulation can be useful as a tool to develop precision during performance. This is a long discussion in which each position has their own arguments. The budget-priced Naxos release has no frills, short liner notes, and, excepting soprano Tony Arnold, boasts few “name” performers.

Sequrnza, Clive “Historical performance, metronome marks and tempo in Beethoven’s symphonies”. One is a kind of self-consciousness about the act of creating music in the specific language of a given instrument, xequenza with reference to specifics of the instrument’s history and performance.


Two new recordings, Berio: My own Sequenzas are always written with this sort of interpreter in mind, whose virtuosity is above all, a virtuosity of knowledge. Achievement motivation develops from the autonomous stage where the individual focuses on mastery of their environment, passes through a social comparison stage inviting competition with others, and ends in the integrated stage focusing on self-improvement and competition but seeking autonomy and self-determination.

I like Ken Mundy’s Naxos rounded and beefy tone, and his ability to circular breathe as good as silently, but both performances and recordings have valuable qualities.

Sequenza X for trumpet in C played by William Forman is a poignantly lyrical exploration of natural reverberation elicited by the trumpet’s waves from an amplified piano the soloist is asked to play directly into the instrumentwith seriously dramatic results. Berio was clearly fascinated by the ‘voice’ of the bassoon, expanding at length on its variety of character, from jolly eccentric to grumpy old man through soulful drunk or unfortunate beast, or indeed whatever image is created in your mind’s eye.

At the request of many soloists, Berio arranged several of the Sequenzas for alternate instrumentation.

The spatial effect adds a fascinating extra quality to this intense and dramatic work. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Sequenza Ixa: clarinet

The metronome values are related to the integer values and the letter code show which rhythmic figure should be associated with a specific metric modulation.

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A case in point is Sequenza IXa for clarinet here masterfully rendered by Carol Robinson which derives from Chemins V, a work Berio withdrew shortly after its premiere. How do you offer up your soul or your hopes and dreams again and again regardless of how they are received? Steven Dann attacks the work with similar verve, but the clarity of the moments between repeated notes is a little less obvious.

And it has a lot to do with Berio’s characterization of the necessity and value of counterpoint in his work: Sequenza IV for piano is given a more sympathetic acoustic from Mode this time, and Aki Takahashi is just that much more convincing than Boris Berman, who is very good, but whose antimetrics sound merely uneven at times, rather than being engraved in glass. The most obvious and external one is virtuosity