Theories of Histories of Serialism: Terminology, Aesthetics, and Practice in Post-War Europe – as Viewed by Luciano Berio

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Irna Priore, Associate Professor of Music Theory (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article addresses the problem of the terminology associated with serialism and the use of serialism as practice after 1950.4 The article is divided into two parts: the first begins by addressing the role of the Darmstadt Summer Courses in the propagation of serialism during post-war Europe and raises a fundamental question regarding the meaning of the word serialism. The second part focuses on Luciano Berio (1925-2003) starting with his aesthetics during the early 1950s and 1960s, and following with an explanation of the ways he used serialism. Berio is particularly relevant to this discussion because he attended Darmstadt for several years and composed using serial procedures.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
Music Theory, Serialism, Luciano Berio, Darmstadt

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