BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week: Luciano Berio

Reading time: 1 min. Luciano Berio

Over the course of the next week Donald Macleod and Gillian Moore will take a look at the life and music of BBC Radio 3 composer of the week Luciano Berio.

In episode one of five, Donald Macleod follows Berio’s early life in the Ligurian port of Oneglia. After the War, Berio enrolled in the Milan Conservatoire, studying piano and composition, and it was during the 1950s that he would meet his first love, the singer Cathy Berberian, and would start to experiment with electronic music.

Listen to the episode on BBC Radio 3:


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