They approach a stylized and entertaining practicality that one could imagine being the stock in trade of the Renaissance English street vendor. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The texts for Cries of London are a selection of common street-vendor calls, alternating with a meta-cry: If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Introspection Late Night Partying.
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His father and grandfather were local musicians and composers, and he grew up hearing and playing chamber music. At the Milan Conservatory —51 he studied with G.
Ghedini and met an American singer, Cathy Berberian. In , after their marriage, he made his first trip to the USA, where he studied with Luigi Dallapiccola at Tanglewood and encountered electronic music.
All these experiences were crucial. Chamber Music , written for Berberian, was a homage to Dallapiccola and also the start of an independent creative life, and that same year he made his first electronic essays. Also in he met Maderna and Stockhausen, and began to take his place among the young radicals of European music. But though excited by innovation, he was encouraged by his friendship with Umberto Eco to feel a deeper cultural embedding. He then moved to the USA to teach.
Divorce and remarriage in did not interrupt his artistic association with Berberian, continuing while he began exploring classical genres in his Sinfonia and first opera, Opera — In he settled near Siena; five years later he was married for the third time. Coro —7 , for a large assembly of singers and instrumentalists, was his boldest encounter with folk music, an abiding interest. The two operas that followed, La vera storia —81 and Un re in ascolto —84 , explored new ways of creating stage narrative, being formed, as now his music generally was formed, from tissues of allusion, memory, cross-reference and challenge.
Meanwhile he continued to add to his Sequenza series and to display his orchestral expertise, whether in original works, in arrangements or in such self-arrangements as the Chemins string of Sequenza-based commentaries. He died in Rome in
Cries of London (author's note)
Cries of London
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