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#573558 - 05/28/03 12:06 PM Luciano Berio
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Registered: 11/27/02
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This is a great loss. His output for piano was fairly small, but he was a truly wonderful composer.
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)


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#573559 - 05/28/03 12:15 PM Re: Luciano Berio
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Originally posted by Kreisler:
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/28/obituaries/28BERI.html?ex=1055129595&ei=1 &en=577b530c99154c36

This is a great loss. His output for piano was fairly small, but he was a truly wonderful composer.[/b]
I think he wrote more for solo viola than for piano. It is a great loss of a very innovative composer. I remember hearing his "Sequenze" (sp.) years ago.

#573560 - 05/28/03 12:35 PM Re: Luciano Berio
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It's a shame. Heard his many Sequenzas and a friend of mine premiered a piano duo piece he wrote for John Harbison's birthday party called "Touches" which was lovely...it was never published, though, and I never got the rights to perform it :-( as it was only meant for that one occasion... It is always sad to see great composers go.

Schnabel's advie to Horowitz: "When a piece gets difficult, make faces."

#573561 - 05/28/03 12:41 PM Re: Luciano Berio
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: McAllen, TX
So many important artists in the past year have died. Berio was one of the most innovative composers of the post-War era. I can't remember what conservatory he was dean of (Florence?), but I remember reading an article saying that he once decreed that no music before 1950 was allowed to be performed for the whole school year. I think that he caved from the outrage of professors and students and changed the date to 1900.

A great composer and a great loss.


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