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 metric patterns are changed frequently in a consistent manner but not before a minimum aural comprehension.

Text Commentary on Compositions. In the compositions the sense of rhythmic freedom brrio obtained more by a variety of textures than by a rhythmic deviation in performance. In Sequenza VI the freedom in performance, implied by the unbarred conventional notation, mainly refers to the degree of rhythmic deviation which is allowed to the performer.

Sequenza VI – Wikipedia

A” restates the chordal material and, in its second subsection, introduces a heightened level of activity. Sequenza VI exploits the harmonic possibilities of a fundamentally melodic sequenzz.

In Sequenza VI, Berio proves the viola capable of an almost flamenco-like aggression. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VI

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. Sequenza VI was written begio for Serge Collot sequejza, to whom the score is dedicated. Sequenza VI is a composition for solo viola by Luciano Beriopart of his series of fourteen Sequenze. Such musical “commentaries” on his own work reflect and parallel Berio ‘s approaches to the music of other composers.


Sequenza VI, written for a solo instrument, develops a great textural and rhythmic irregularity in line with a large-scale structural thought.

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Views Read Edit View history. The transition from an area of serial material to an aesthetically different environment of modal material is prepared gradually by modulations in harmony, texture, rhythm, dynamic and tone colour.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Broadly speaking the rhythmic parameter is exalted as the most important stylistic factor in both Sequenza VI and the Compositions. Streams Videos All Posts. String Quartet digital recording.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. In a reversal of the process found in the exposition, the tremolando chords gradually increase in frequency over the B section. It does this in two ways: The work alternates these two gestural ideas melodic and chordalproducing a sectional form based on changes in texture, gestural predominance, and shaping processes. Berio’s Sequenza VI for Viola. The modal material is harmonized according to its own aesthetic requirements. The concluding B’ section then serves as a coda Holmes73— 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.


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Sequenza VI, for viola

Hydra 3 digital recording. The work, Berio says, is a study in repetition and transformation of relatively basic material.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Waves Piano live recording. Following the ultra-gestural theatrics of Sequenza III for voice and Sequenza V for trombone both fromLuciano Berio returned to a more abstract, though highly dramatic, approach for Sequenza VI for viola How might the performance freedom implied by the rhythmic notation of Sequenza VI be transferred to compositions for ensemble?

Compositions by Luciano Berio compositions Compositions for viola Music dedicated to ensembles or performers Process music pieces. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

A Garland for Dr. This page was last edited on 4 Julyat The A’ section develops the chordal gestures, sequnza the B section focuses instead on the melodic ideas, using the tremolando gesture as an articulative device at first. Waves Orchestra digital recording