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Berio Luciano

Aitken, Robert

Arnold, Malcolm

Barber, Samuel

Bartók, Béla Viktor János

Beaser, Robert

Bennet, Richard Rodney

Berio, Luciano

Bernstein, Leonard

Bloch, Ernest

Bolling, Claude

Boulanger, Marie-Juliette

Bozza, Eugène Joseph

Brown, Elizabeth

Brun, Georges

Burton, Eldin

Büsser, Henri

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Colquhoun, Michael

Copland, Aaron

Corigliano, John

Dahl, Walter Ingolf Marcus

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Davidovsky, Mario

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Denisov, Edison

Dick, Robert

Dohnányi, Ernő

Dutilleux, Henri

Enescu, George

Feld, Jindřich

Ferroud, Pierre-Octave

Foote, Arthur

Foss, Lukas

Françaix, Jean

Fukushima, Kazuo

Gaubert, Philippe

Gieseking, Walter

Gordeli, Otar

Griffes, Charles Tomlinson

Grovlez, Gabriel

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Harsányi, Tibor

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Heith, David

Higdon, Jennifer

Hindemith, Paul

Honegger, Arthur

Hoover, Katherine

Hosokawa, Toshio

Hovhaness, Alan

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

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Ichiyanagi, Toshi

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Jemnitz, Sándor

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Jolivet, André

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid

Kennan, Kent Wheeler

Kornauth, Egon

La Montaine, John

Liebermann, Lowell

Martin, Frank

Martino, Donald

Martinů, Bohuslav

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Mihalovici, Marcel

Milhaud, Darius

Mouquet, Jules

Mower, Mike

Muczynski, Robert

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Piston, Walter

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Rivier, Jean

Rota, Nino

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Yun, Isang

Sequenza I for Flute solo

Sequenza I for Flute solo

By Berio Luciano

L. Berio: Sequenza I for solo Flute was written in 1958 and dedicated to Severino Gazzeloni. This is the first of Sequenza, where Berio set himself the task of writing multi-voiced music for the solo instrument. The work is composed with a spatial rhythmic notation, allowing some temporal freedom for the performer. Each of Sequenza often are called "extended techniques"  for exploring the full possibilities of each instrument. Although there's a second, rather significantly altered edition of this piece published in 1992, which Berio himself called "unethical", most flutists still prefer the original edition of 1958. However, it is worthwhile to compare both versions to be able see the differences in flute of thought 34 years apart.

Severino Gazzeloni

1958

Sequenza I

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Emmanuel Pahud

2018, Parlophone Records / Warner

Sequenza I

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Karl-Heinz Schütz

2017, live at Ilsin hall, Seoul

Sequenza I

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Berio Luciano

Luciano Berio (1925-2003) was an Italian composer, known for his experimental works: solo pieces for various instruments Sequenza (18 in total) and Symphony (Sinfonia) for orchestra and eight amplified voices. His musical style was influenced by Igor Stravinsky as well as impressive experiments with serial and electronic techniques.
From 1974-1980 Berio was the director of electro-acoustic division of IRCAM (French Institute known for its research on music and sound).