Luciano Berio: Sequenzas I-XIV for Solo Instruments

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Admirers of Luciano Berio's "Sequenzas" have long wished for an affordable, high-quality collection of these masterpieces for solo instruments, considered by some to be the core works in the composer's oeuvre. Deutsche Grammophon released Ensemble InterContemporain's fabulous set in 1994, but its relatively high price and incompleteness make it a second choice when compared with the 2006 set on Naxos, which is both reasonably priced and complete, now that "Sequenza XIV for cello" appears on CD for the first time. Of course, bargaining over cost and completeness is one thing, but artistic quality is another important consideration: how does the Naxos edition fare in its ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Admirers of Luciano Berio's "Sequenzas" have long wished for an affordable, high-quality collection of these masterpieces for solo instruments, considered by some to be the core works in the composer's oeuvre. Deutsche Grammophon released Ensemble InterContemporain's fabulous set in 1994, but its relatively high price and incompleteness make it a second choice when compared with the 2006 set on Naxos, which is both reasonably priced and complete, now that "Sequenza XIV for cello" appears on CD for the first time. Of course, bargaining over cost and completeness is one thing, but artistic quality is another important consideration: how does the Naxos edition fare in its performances and sound quality? While Ensemble InterContemporain's terrific compilation practically guarantees accuracy and authenticity -- many of Berio's original musicians were involved in the project -- the performances on this triple-disc set are quite comparable and wholly convincing in virtuosic skills, lustrous timbres, and splendid recording quality; only an adept student of these pieces could note any discrepancies, and those would be minor. In musical terms, Naxos has taken pains to make its "Sequenzas" as good as Deutsche Grammophon's, so it has drawn on the talents of its best avant-garde specialists and produced a perfectly desirable package that Berio's numerous fans should check out, even if they already own the earlier release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2006
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313266128
  • Catalog Number: 8557661
  • Sales rank: 359,408

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sequenza I, for flute - Luciano Berio & Nora Shulman (5:19)
  2. 2 Sequenza II, for harp - Erica Goodman & Luciano Berio (9:22)
  3. 3 Sequenza III, for voice - Luciano Berio & Tony Arnold (7:43)
  4. 4 Sequenza IV, for piano - Boris Berman & Luciano Berio (10:57)
  5. 5 Sequenza V, for trombone - Luciano Berio & Alain Trudel (5:32)
  6. 6 Sequenza VI, for viola - Luciano Berio & Steven Dann (14:56)
  7. 7 Sequenza VII, for oboe - Luciano Berio & Matej Sarc (9:07)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sequenza VIII, for violin - Luciano Berio & Jasper Wood (12:35)
  2. 2 Sequenza IX, for clarinet - Luciano Berio & Joaquin Valdepenas (14:01)
  3. 3 Sequenza X, for trumpet in C & piano resonance - Guy Few & Luciano Berio (17:10)
  4. 4 Sequenza XI, for guitar - Luciano Berio & Pablo Sáinz Villegas (16:20)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Sequenza XII, for bassoon - Luciano Berio & Kenneth Munday (16:25)
  2. 2 Sequenza XIII, for accordion - Luciano Berio & Joseph Petric (8:15)
  3. 3 Sequenza XIV, for cello - Luciano Berio & Darrett Adkins (13:05)
  4. 4 Sequenza VIIb, for soprano saxophone - Luciano Berio & Wallace Halladay (7:15)
  5. 5 Sequenza IXb, for saxophone solo - Luciano Berio & Wallace Halladay (13:43)
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