Deryk Barker wrote:
>Jim Saunders ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
>>Your posting inspired me to try him out. Our county library had nothing
>>(!) so I took the plunge and bought a CD of chamber music ... Anyone
>>have comments on this disc? (Serenata I, Sequenza IV & IXa, Linea, O King)
>No, but I do know that he incorporated O King as the second movement of his
>Sinfonia. That and Laborintus II are probably my favourite works by Berio.
Try also "Circles" if you can find it--old piece [late 50's?] and utterly
enchanting. I'll never forget him performing it on tour with Cathy
Berberian in the early 1960s...
I've conducted "O King" in the chamber version--profoundly moving.