NANCY USCHER. Luciano Berio describes his Sequenza VI for Solo Viola, written in , as an “etude in endurance, strength and intensity.”1 The sequenza. for viola (). Sequenza VI for viola, written for a modern soloist in the widest and most responsible sense of the term, is a piece of great virtuosity (a very. Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VI for viola, composed in , analyses from a composer’s point of view, with the aim of drawing practical compositional inferences.

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The opening A section is an exposition dominated at first by the tremolando chords, but also using short melodic segments to articulate phrases and create internal fluctuations.

Streams Videos All Posts. Downloads per month over past year. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the compositions, written for ensembles, the music develops in a more consistent manner by constant transformations between seemingly free and open events which occur within a sophisticated framework.

Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey. Text Analysis of L. How is the textural and rhythmic irregularity of Sequenza VI modelled in the folio?

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Jazz Latin New Age. A” restates the chordal material and, in its second subsection, introduces a heightened level of activity. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. A transcription for cello was made sequena Rohan de Saram and first performed by de Saram in London in Sexy Trippy All Moods.


The following research questions are addressed: In the compositions the sense of rhythmic freedom is obtained more by a variety of textures than by a rhythmic deviation in performance. Sequenza VI, written for a solo instrument, develops a great textural and rhythmic irregularity in line with a large-scale structural thought. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

Sequenza VI, for viola

Folk Songs Sinfonia A-Ronne. Sequenza VI exploits the harmonic possibilities of a fundamentally melodic instrument. Waves Orchestra digital recording Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Berio’s Sequenza VI for Viola.

Un re in ascolto Cronaca del luogo. Hydra 2 digital recording. The concluding B’ section then serves as a coda Holmes73— The relationship of the three works is described by Berio as being “something like the layers seqhenza an onion: This approach requires writing with bar-lines for the best co-ordination. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Introspection Late Night Partying.

Sequenza VI (author’s note)

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. The work, Berio says, is a study in repetition and transformation of relatively basic material. Text Commentary on Compositions. Such musical “commentaries” on his own work reflect and parallel Berio ‘s approaches to the music of other composers.

Compositions by Luciano Berio compositions Compositions for viola Music dedicated to ensembles or performers Process music pieces. How can the serial and modal material be organized and combined? A new event usually brings about a tempo and metric differentiation which is controlled by metric modulation. Sequenza VI is a composition for solo viola by Luciano Beriopart of his series of fourteen Sequenze.


In Sequenza VI the freedom in performance, beeio by the unbarred conventional notation, mainly refers to the degree of rhythmic deviation which is allowed to the performer. The metric patterns are changed frequently in a consistent manner but not before a minimum aural comprehension. The present submission consists of an Analysis of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VI for Viola and a folio of nine Scores composed between andwhich are accompanied by their recordings and a Commentary on the Compositions.

Knowledge of the radical compositional trends of the avant-garde period and the more conservative and pluralistic creativity from the s onwards is adapted to create coherent works of sophisticated and seemingly free forms.

Genre Chamber Music Classical. In the folio the serial material is elaborated in various ways to shape lengthy melodic lines freely harmonized by tertian harmony. These articulate the harmonic fields which permeate the entire piece, interrupted only by short melodic interludes that seem like memories of the viola’s more traditional role. This page was last edited on 4 Julyat