Composed by Luciano Berio (1925-2003). World Premiere: in St. Louis / USA; by J. de Carvalho. Full score (study). With Standard notation. Duration 9 minutes. Universal Edition #UE033012. Published by Universal Edition (PR.UE033012).
Item Number: PR.UE033012
The Sequenza series is one of the most important of the 20th century. With the aim of exploring the musics limits, Berio discovers through these compositions, the sound potential of an instrument and the capabilities of its player. By making high technical demands, the composer is able to create an individual musical language for each instrument. Berios Sequenza IV for piano was composed in 1965 as a commission from Washington University in St. Louis and was premiered by J. de Carvalho in 1966.