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Price: $100.00

Autographed 1960’s 3” x 5” original photograph from the collection created by record producer James Mallinson.

 

Berio (1925 - 2003) was a musical polyglot.  His father and grandfather were both organists and he initially studied both piano and organ with his father.  He trained as a composer at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan where his main instructor was Giorgio Ghedini.  After an accident which effected his hand, he studied conducting with Carlo Maria Giulini. 

 

As a modern composer, Berio was involved in a variety of musical formats.  His most popular work “Sinfonia for 8 voices and orchestra” written at the time of this photograph and first performed by the New York Philharmonic under his baton for their 125th anniversary in 1968 is still widely performed.  His symphonic work “Epifanie” written in 1961 was a Carnegie Hall sell-out almost every time it was performed.  Berio is also noted for his 14 works entitled “Sequenza” for a wide assortment of instruments are known for their difficulty and virtuosity. He is also known for his arrangements and adaptations of other composers works, including his completion of Puccini’s opera, “Turandot” and his successful transcription and orchestration of Franz Schubert’s 10th Symphony fragments.  Berio also composed a canon of folk songs which are still widely performed.  Other idioms were opera, concertos, string quartets and other works for solo instruments and unusual chamber configurations.  Berio also delved into electronic music starting in the 1960’s utilizing various means and also experimented with pre-recorded tape.  He had an American period teaching at Juilliard from 1965-1972, some of that period married to mezzo-soprano Cathy Berbarian.

 

A superb and unusual example.

LUCIANO BERIO - COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR

MINT CONDITION