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Berio's Sequenza IV: Approaches to performance and interpretation

Thomas, Philip (2007) Berio's Sequenza IV: Approaches to performance and interpretation. Contemporary Music Review, 26 (2). pp. 189-205. ISSN 0749-4467

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The intention of this study is to provide a holistic approach to interpretation of Berio's Sequenza IV, illuminating some of the complexities and ambiguities of the score and offering possibilities for performance. Comparison of the original with the revised version of the score is shown to offer considerable insight upon performance decisions. Analytical observations are applied to the practical issues of interpretation and projection, such as the articulation of melody, phrasing, clusters and grace-notes. Consideration is given to stylistic issues, such as the appropriation of tonality and its implications for performance, and the use of time and rubato.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: UoA 67 (Music)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
School of Music, Humanities and Media > CeReNeM
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008 08:29
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:39


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