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Berio, Luciano

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

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Composers


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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