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Berio David Osmond-Smith

Berio

David Osmond-Smith

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ISBN : 9780193154780
Hardcover
176 pages
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 About the Book 

Berio is one of the most widely performed and prodigiously productive of post-war composers. This book is nevertheless the first survey in any language of his work as a whole. Commentators on Berios work have tended to concentrate on those aspectsMoreBerio is one of the most widely performed and prodigiously productive of post-war composers. This book is nevertheless the first survey in any language of his work as a whole. Commentators on Berios work have tended to concentrate on those aspects of his music that have strong extra-musical associations such as his use of words, sense of theatre, and interest in linguistics. While incorporating all of these, this account seeks to rectify the balance by focusing on the purely musical basis of Berios work. Its chapters cover such areas as the basis of his musical language, his involvement with Darmstadt, his work with computers at IRCAM and Tempo Reale, the importance of folk music, and his theatre works. This book includes a complete list of works up to 1989, with details of his first performances and instrumentation, and a select bibliography.