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Berio: Piano Music / Andrea Lucchesini

Album Summary

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sonata, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Brin, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Leaf, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Wasserklavier, for 1 or 2 pianos
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Erdenklavier, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Luftklavier, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Feuerklavier, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Rounds, for harpsichord or piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sequenza IV, for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Variazioni (5), for piano
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Touch, for piano, 4 hands
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Canzonetta, for piano, 4 hands
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Lucchesini performs this music like a poet, with a delicate touch. He can make the piano explode with violence when necessary, but what is most strikingis the ghostlike ethereality he brings to quiet pieces... Rather than the bangy, close-up acoustic we get in many recordings of contemporary piano music, the ambiance is warm and a bit distant; the sense of space enhances Berio's echoes and antiphonal effects. Everything about this production is ideal, including the extensive program notes." -American Record Guide

BBC Music Magazine
It's the accounts of the impressive Sonata, though, that point up the basic differences between the rival discs. Lucchesini, who gave the work's premiere in 2001, takes just 23 minutes over it here, with a lightness of touch and nervous intensity that seem a perfect match for the music's obsession with a repeated single pitch that gradually develops into flurries of moto perpetuo.

The Times
Andrea Lucchesini's account of Berio's Piano Sonata ... conjures up some dusky, mesmerising effects and calls for a virtuosity which Lucchesini provided. He wove rich textures around the repeated note which binds the whole piece together so insistently.



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Works Details

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sonata, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Brin, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Leaf, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Wasserklavier, for 1 or 2 pianos
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Erdenklavier, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Luftklavier, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Feuerklavier, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Rounds, for harpsichord or piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1964-1967

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sequenza IV, for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1965-1966

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Variazioni (5), for piano
  • Performer: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1952-1966

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Touch, for piano, 4 hands
  • Performers: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano); Valentina Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Canzonetta, for piano, 4 hands
  • Performers: Andrea Lucchesini (Piano); Valentina Lucchesini (Piano)
  • Notes: Montevarchi (Firenze) (10/30/2004/10/31/2004)
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991