Berio composed the first of his Sequenze in , for flute; it was published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni. Having set himself the task of writing multi-voiced music . The Sequenza series is regarded as one of the most important cycles of the 20th century. In this series Berio discovers the capabilities of an instrument and its. November Berio’s Sequenza I has been a part of the modern flutist’s cannon ever since it’s publication in by Zerboni in Milan. The.

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The actual realization of such guidelines is left to the player in such a way that specific elements in the score will vary with each performer and each performance. Luciano Berio’s Sequenza I for flute is an example of a partially indeterminate musical berrio.

But now back in the saddle of my bicycle in the temperate zone of Northwestern Europe, I have hit my stride. Family can be stressful, my son is at a difficult age, I myself am at a difficult dlute. Only recently did I come to know she composed herself. Then for the rest of the day I do my Helen stuff, read, hang out with family, watch dumb and smart stuff on Youtube, study Jazz.

No rehearsals or teaching this early in the year. One of the really big challenges on flute is to play the Berio Sequenza. Sequenzas; Due Pezzi; Musica Leggera; etc. In free-tonal music there is also a hierarchy of intervals, the most important points of orientation being the prime intervals octaves, fifths, fourthsespecially when they form tones that draw attention to themselves.

Like Berio’s successive solo works–and apart from certain rhetorical-historical commentary that may be present in these–Sequenza I embodies a quest for counterpoint and harmony through the means of a single melodic line. Sustained pitches are set against fast passagework, high is set against low, aggressive against introspective: The melodic and harmonic content of Sequenza I grew out of Berio’s serial-influenced language, resulting in a highly controlled employment of pitch.


Berio notated the piece so that an individual staff line has a fixed duration, while the durations of individual notes are indicated proportionately–that is, a small distance between one note and the next denotes a short duration, whereas a greater distance denotes a longer duration. So many other projects have been realized since our session in January that there has been a large gap between recording and release, but we have made sure the recording is decent.

Luciano Berio: Sequenza I

Quality excellent, and I want to point the vlute attention that I had from the staff. Sequenza I was written for the flutist Severino Gazzelloniwho premiered the work at Darmstadt in I love her recording of fulte vocal Sequenza too, but I just came across a recent recording of the Sequenza no. But I do own the new addition, and am finding it more useful than ever this time around to answer questions about timing. Name Review Rating 5 4 3 2 1. Well, I have news for you, Sr.

Berio | Helen Bledsoe, Flutist

This is one nerio the most difficult pieces for flute. Works for Flute Solo. I was talking to another local flutist who seqkenza worked with Berio on the Sequenza. This winter break has been very stressful. This kind of “open” structure allows for flexibility within an otherwise rigorous form. I also love teaching it; it has so much to offer in terms of technique especially articulation!

I would argue that in this context, these matters require even more consideration. These could be, for example, long, held-out notes or notes that follow a rest. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. I am unashamedly playing from the old edition.

The pitch materials of Sequenza I are initially simple, consisting primarily of descending chromatic scale passages that incorporate octave displacement and rhythmic ambiguity. But the Dutch premiere is scheduled for the Concertgebouw May This juxtaposition of regulated versus improvisatory musical materials, however, was not the main impetus behind Sequenza I. So I warm up, play Bach for sound, articulation, style and focus.


I was with my family in St. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. One big influence on Berio that I think really should be mentioned is that of the musicians around him, namely, his wife at the time, Cathy Berberianfor whom he wrote the third Sequenza. Here is an example of her graphic score, Stripsody https: Streams Videos All Fluhe.

I am allowing myself a luxury.

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Add review Your review will be posted on our website once verified. Get more for your money. The old version has been in my memory for about 20 years now. But contact me or Rebecca first, because she has made significant changes to the score since my last performance in Berlin September which I am not sure Ricordi has published yet.

Her theatricality, her agility, never cease to inspire me. The main reason is that my body feels soooo much better when I keep my practice time to only a few hours a day.

Specifically for the SequenzaI consider the soul of the work to be in the long, held-out notes. I have also enjoyed watching Paula Robison speak on the subject. Spontaneity in performance, then, comes from the moment-to-moment adjustments of rhythm and performance gesture called for by Berio’s suggestive–rather than prescriptive–notation.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Some time ago I posted about recording the Berio Sequenza for Flute.