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Luciano Berio - Coro

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Catalogue numberBIS-2391 SACD
Release date2020-03-06
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time73:26

Luciano Berio’s Coro has been described as the work that ‘exemplifies all the qualities that made him one of the leading composers of our time’. The work’s full title is ‘Coro for voices and instruments’, and the 40 voices and 44 instrumentalists do indeed make up a single choir – instrumentalists and singers sit together, with each singer paired with a particular player, and used both as soloists and combined in mass effects.

Composed in 1976, Coro is also a strikingly ‘global’ work: Berio’s use of texts (mainly translations of folk poetry) attributed to peoples – ‘Peruvian’, ‘Croatian’, ‘Sioux’ – turns the work into a chorus of cultures. The texts are laid out in 31 separate sections of varying length, but the overall effect is cumulative, not episodic. The only named author is the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who became a powerful posthumous voice following his death in 1973 in the wake of General Pinochet’s military coup. Along with other text fragments, his words ‘Come and see the blood in the streets’ keep returning during the course of the work, and the sense emerges of human individuals needing to be alerted to social and political developments demanding a collective response. Under its artistic director Grete Pedersen the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir has made acclaimed recordings of music ranging from Norwegian folk songs and Hildegard of Bingen to Bach, Brahms and Xenakis. Joined by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra it now takes on one of the major choral works of the past 50 years. The disc closes with Berio’s smaller scale Cries of London, performed by members of the choir.
 
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  Composer: Berio, Luciano
  Coro 58:24
01 I. Today is mine… Wake up, woman, rise up, woman 05:06 $ 1.22 USD
02 II. Venid a ver 02:03 $ 0.49 USD
03 III. Your eyes are red 00:27 $ 0.11 USD
04 IV. Venid a ver 00:05 $ 0.02 USD
05 V. Your eyes are red 01:08 $ 0.27 USD
06 VI. Venid a ver la sangre por las calles 00:27 $ 0.11 USD
07 VII. Wake up, woman, rise up, woman 01:38 $ 0.39 USD
08 VIII. Venid a ver la sangre por las calles 04:42 $ 1.13 USD
09 IX. I have made a song 01:02 $ 0.25 USD
10 X. Venid a ver la sangre por las calles 00:30 $ 0.12 USD
11 XI. I have made a song 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
12 XII. Venid a ver la sangre 00:20 $ 0.08 USD
13 XIII. Wake up, woman, rise up, woman 01:38 $ 0.39 USD
14 XIV. Venid a ver la sangre 00:36 $ 0.14 USD
15 XV. Komm in meine Nähe 00:49 $ 0.20 USD
16 XVI. Today is mine 01:39 $ 0.40 USD
17 XVII. Pousse l’herbe et fleurit la fleur 01:01 $ 0.24 USD
18 XVIII. Go, my strong charm… Venid a ver 00:41 $ 0.16 USD
19 XIX. It is so nice 01:25 $ 0.34 USD
20 XX. Your eyes are red… El día pálido se asoma 01:53 $ 0.45 USD
21 XXI. Mirad mi casa muerta 03:35 $ 0.86 USD
22 XXII. Je m'en vais où ma pensée s’en va 01:46 $ 0.42 USD
23 XXIII. Pousse l’herbe et fleurit la fleur 01:04 $ 0.26 USD
24 XXIV. Oh issa… Ich sehe Tautropfen… Your eyes are red 01:13 $ 0.29 USD
25 XXV. Oh issa lo in alto… Komm in meine Nähe 00:33 $ 0.13 USD
26 XXVI. Come ascend the ladder 01:04 $ 0.26 USD
27 XXVII. When we came to this world 02:03 $ 0.49 USD
28 XXVIII. El día oscila rodeado 03:48 $ 0.91 USD
29 XXIX. Hinach yafà raayatí 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
30 XXX. El día pálido se asoma 05:16 $ 1.26 USD
31 XXXI. Spin, colours, spin… El día pálido se asoma 06:19 $ 1.52 USD
 
  Cries of London 14:43
32 I. These are the cries of London town. Simply, like a folk
tune…
01:15 $ 0.30 USD
33 II. Where are ye fair maids that have need of our trades 01:29 $ 0.36 USD
34 III. Garlic, good garlic 02:09 $ 0.52 USD
35 IV. These are the cries of London town 01:11 $ 0.28 USD
36 V. These are the cries of London town 01:16 $ 0.30 USD
37 VI. Money, penny come to me 03:30 $ 0.84 USD
38 VII. Cry of Cries. Come money to me 03:53 $ 0.93 USD
 
  Album total 73:26
ComposerBerio, Luciano
ConductorPedersen, Grete
OrchestraNorwegian Radio Orchestra
PerformerNorwegian Soloists' Choir, The

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