Luciano Berio, an Italian composer of significance in the use of experimental techniques, was born at Oneglia on 24 October 1925. His wide range of music draws attention to the diversity of musical development this century. His work has obviously given spur to younger composers, especially in music for voice, often for his former wife Cathy Berberian, who in turn had a huge influence on Berio. He died in Rome on 27 May 2003.
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