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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Text Commentary on Compositions. In the compositions, written for ensembles, the music develops sequenzs a more consistent manner by constant transformations vlola seemingly free and open events which occur within a sophisticated framework. Sequdnza work, Berio says, is a study in repetition and transformation of relatively basic material.

How is the textural and rhythmic irregularity of Sequenza VI modelled in the folio? How might the performance freedom implied by the rhythmic notation of Sequenza VI be transferred to compositions for ensemble? Folk Songs Sinfonia A-Ronne. In Sequenza VI, Berio proves the viola capable of an almost flamenco-like aggression.

Sequenza VI was written in for Serge Collotto whom the score is dedicated. Such musical “commentaries” on his own work reflect and parallel Berio ‘s approaches to the music of other composers.


This approach requires writing with bar-lines for the best co-ordination. In the folio the serial material is elaborated in various ways to shape lengthy melodic lines freely harmonized by tertian harmony. Views Read Edit View history. The relationship of the seqeunza works is described by Berio as being “something like the layers of an onion: The concluding B’ section then serves as a coda Holmes73— Introspection Late Night Partying.

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Downloads per month over past year. 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. 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. Jazz Latin New Age.

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VI

The following research questions are addressed: String Quartet digital recording. The A’ section develops the chordal gestures, while the B section focuses instead on the melodic ideas, using the tremolando gesture as an articulative device at first.


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

The work alternates these two gestural ideas melodic and chordalproducing a sectional form based on changes in texture, gestural predominance, and shaping processes. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Sequenxa of the radical compositional trends of the avant-garde period and the viopa conservative and pluralistic creativity from the s onwards is adapted to create coherent works of sophisticated and seemingly free forms. Broadly speaking the rhythmic parameter is exalted as the most important stylistic factor in both Sequenza VI and the Compositions.

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Sequenza VI exploits the harmonic possibilities of a fundamentally melodic instrument. Sexy Trippy All Moods. In a nod to Paganini ‘s Caprices for solo violin, Berio begins the piece with furiously bowed multi-stops.

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