Luciano Berio: Sequenza III

Luciano Berio Sequenza III
Sequenza III

Luciano Berio: Sequenza III

Year of composition:
1966
Scored for:
for female voice
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Text author:
Markus Kutter
Table of contents:
Sequenza III per voce femminile
Duration:
8’
Dedication:
to Cathy
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Work introduction

Berio wrote Sequenza III for a virtuoso singing actress – such as Cathy Berberian, his wife and the work’s dedicatee. Singing is only one of the many expressive modes the human voice has, and Berio makes use of a number of them. His explanation of the symbols used in the score lists 15 techniques, among them “salvoes of laughter,” “teeth-chattering,” “tongue-trill against the upper lip,” as well as 44 agogic markings such as “far away,” “dreamy,” “ecstatic,” “extremely intense” and “fading away.” Thus Sequenza III is a unique challenge, an incomparable piece of musical theatre for a singer.

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World première

Location:
Radio Bremen, Bremen (DE)
Date:
30.11.1965
Main soloists:
Cathy Berberian

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