Sequenza (Italian for “sequence”) is the name borne by fourteen compositions for solo instruments or voice by Luciano Berio. The pieces, some of which call for extended techniques, are: Sequenza I (; rev. It’s time to analyse a classic work from Luciano Berio. Let’s hear it for Berio’s Sequenza III, scourge of sopranos across the world. Edwards, Patti Yvonne, Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III: The Use of Vocal Gesture and the Genre of the Mad Scene. Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance), August.

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In order to control such a wide range of vocal behaviour, I felt I had to break up the text in an apparently devastating way, so as to be able to recuperate fragments from it on different expressive planes, and to reshape them into units that lii not discursive but musical. Introspection Late Night Partying. Sequenza III variously requires the bero to mutter under the breath, laugh, and sing in the conventional manner. Streams Videos All Posts.

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Genre Vocal Music Classical. Author Edwards, Patti Yvonne. Although Berio and Berberian divorced in the mids, their musical collaboration continued into the s. This article about a classical composition is a stub. Inspired by Berberian’s extraordinary vocal prowess, Berio set out in Sequenza III to create a catalog of vocal gestures that encompassed the gamut of effects and techniques.

Showing of 41 pages in this dissertation. Retrieved from ” https: Folk Songs Sinfonia A-Ronne. Writing about my method of preparation will work to allay some of my own and other performer’s fears about attempting this unusual repertory. Edwards, Patti Yvonne August Provided By UNT Libraries The UNT Libraries serve the university and community by providing access to physical and online collections, fostering information literacy, supporting academic research, and much, much more.


One of Luciano Berio’s most fruitful sources of inspiration was his long collaboration with soprano Cathy Berberian – 83who was the composer’s wife as well as a primary exponent of his work throughout the s. Creation Date August Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Digital Files 41 image files available in multiple sizes 1 file. This article does not cite any sources. Il contenuto di questa pagina richiede una nuova versione di Adobe Flash Player.

Sequenza III is a piece very much of its era, paralleling other experiments in vocal music and textual meaning such as Cage ‘s Aria and Ligeti ‘s Aventures Interact With This Dissertation Here are some suggestions for what to do next. I hope to add to the knowledge about this recently deceased composer and his music, to create a comfort zone for singers in approaching this work, to understand the composer’s intentions, and to provide a fair representation of his ideas in public performance.

Un re in ascolto Cronaca del luogo. Sequenza Italian for “sequence” is the name borne by fourteen compositions for solo instruments or voice by Luciano Berio. In the Voice Labyrinth. This page was last edited on 1 Juneat For this reason Sequenza III can also be considered as a dramatic essay whose story, so to speak, is the relationship between the soloist and her own voice Sequenza III was written in for Cathy Berberian.

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In Memoriam Cathy Berberian. The notation that Berio has used is new and specific, but the emotional markings and dynamics drawn from ioi markings permit a variety of interpretive decisions by the performer.

Is this the most bizarre and technically difficult piece of vocal music ever written?

Item Type Thesis eequenza Dissertation. Very little in this piece is actually performed on pitch, and even then the pitches are not definite. When Dates and time periods associated with this dissertation. About Browse this Partner.

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As a composer, Berio was often responsive to external stimuli. In Iil III I tried to assimilate many aspects of everyday vocal life, including trivial ones, without losing intermediate levels or indeed normal singing.

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Is it performance art or an operatic mad scene? Nel labirinto della voce. Quotation sequenaz his earlier works and the works of others was a common tool of his technique.