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Cathy Berberian

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Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and ...

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Biography

Catherine Anahid Berberian (July 4, 1925 – March 6, 1983) was an American soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Igor Stravinsky. She also interpreted works by Claudio Monteverdi, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Kurt Weill, Philipp Zu Eulenburg, arrangements of songs by The Beatles, and folk songs from several countries and cultures. As a composer, she wrote Stripsody (1966), in which she exploits her vocal technique using comic book sounds (onomatopoeia), and Morsicat(h)y (1969), a composition for the keyboard (with the right hand only) based on Morse code.

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Orfeo, Act II (excerpt)
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride
Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 players, no.2; I wonder as I wander
Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 players, no.2; I wonder as I wander
Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 players, no.2; I wonder as I wander
Cluicheadair
Juilliard Ensemble, Cathy Berberian, [traditional], Luciano Berio & Luciano Berio
Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 players, no.2; I wonder as I wander (feat. Cathy Berberian)
Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 players, no.2; I wonder as I wander (feat. Cathy Berberian)
Folk songs for mezzo-soprano and 7 players, no.2; I wonder as I wander (feat. Cathy Berberian)
Cluicheadair
Sgrìobhaiche-ciùil
Girl
Girl
Girl
Cluicheadair
Paul McCartney / John Lennon & Cathy Berberian
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