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Berio, Luciano

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Born: 1925 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers

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1925 - Born on the 24th of October in Oneglia, Italia.

 

Studied at the Milan Conservatory under Giulio Cesare Paribeni and Giorgio Federico Ghedini.

 

1947 - His first public performance of one of his works, a suite for piano.

 

Berio met American mezzo-soprano Cathy Berberian, whom he married.

 

1951 - Berio went to the United States to study with Luigi Dallapiccola at Tanglewood.

 

Attended the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik at Darmstadt.

 

1955 - He became interested in electronic music in the Studio di Fonologia, an electronic music studio in Milan.

 

Produced an electronic music periodical, Incontri Musicali.

 

1958 - He produced Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) based on Cathy Berberian reading from James Joyce's Ulysses.

 

1960 - Berio returned to Tanglewood as Composer.

 

1961 - Produced "Visage".

 

1962 - Darius Milhaud offered him a teaching post at Mills College in Oakland, California.

 

1965 - He began to teach at the Juilliard School, and there he founded the Juilliard Ensemble.

 

1966 - Won the Italian Prize for Laborintus II.

 

1968 - Premiered of Sinfonia that paved his reputation.

 

1972 - Returned to Italy.

 

1974-1980 - Acted as director of the electro-acoustic division of IRCAM in Paris.

 

1977 - He married for the third time with musicologist Talia Pecker.

 

1987 - Opened Tempo Reale in Florence, a centre similar in intent to IRCAM.

 

1994-2000 - Became Distinguished Composer in Residence at Harvard University.

 

2000 - Presidente and Sovrintendente at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

 

2003 - Luciano Berio died on 27th of May in a hospital in Rome.

 

 

 


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