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Berio's <i>Turandot</i>

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244184
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0005
Berio's Turandot

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This chapter focuses on Italian composer Luciano Berio's work on the ending of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot. It compares Berio's composition with that of Franco Alfano who first completed the opera which received its first performance in April 1926. It suggests that while Alfano's completion of Turandot can certainly be accused of straying from Puccinian practice, Berio's ending is a much bolder departure at almost every level.

Keywords: Luciano Berio; Turandot; Giacomo Puccini; Franco Alfano; opera

Chapter.  6566 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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