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Luciano Berio (1925–2003): Psy (1989) – Two Performances

Between 1979–1983 Luciano Berio had composed 34 duets for two violins. These duets are mainly pedagogic and were created for young students to perform, although some of them present a challenge for more experienced players. Each duet carries the name of a figure from Berio's world, be past composers, current colleagues from the music world and even relatives and neighbours. Duet no. 3 is named after Yossi Pecker, Berio's father-in-law; duet no. 18, composed in Tel-Aviv in 1980 is named after Piero Farulli, violist and a member of the Quartetto Italiano. At the end of the same decade, Berio wove materials from both of these duets into his piece Psy for double bass solo, with Forte Barocco as its performance indication. The musical juxtaposition reminds of the Sequenzas and other solo pieces by Berio.

Ron Merhavi




Luciano Berio (1925–2003): Psy (1989)

Ron Merhavi – Double Bass

Agnon House, Jerusalem 26.3.2009




Luciano Berio (1925–2003): Psy (1989)

Ron Merhavi – Double Bass

The Water Institute – City Gallery, Givatayim 20.3.2009





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