Cathy Berberian (1925-1983)


Nel Labrinto Dela Voce
Recorded 1960-1980
  1. Nymphs and Shepherds (from "The Libertine"), Henry Purcell, 1:26
  2. Siroohis (Mio amore), Anonymous, Armenian. 2:54
  3. Loosin yelav (La luna sorse), Anonymous, Armenian, 2:28
  4. Xundai Dzar (Il melo), Mehrab, 2:06
  5. Im Yerke (La mia canzone), Alemsah, 2:41
  6. Aravad (Il mattino,) Mehrab, 2:21
  7. Desejo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1:39
  8. Xangô, Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1:51
  9. Ballade von der sexuellen Hörigkeit (Song of Dependency), song for voice & piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper"), Kurt Weill 2:41
  10. Le grand Lustucru (The Big Bogeyman), song for voice & piano (or ensemble; from "Marie Galante"), Kurt Weill 2:17
  11. Surabaya-Johnny, song for voice & piano (from "Happy End"), Kurt Weill, 4:47
  12. Sequenza III, for voice Luciano Berio, 7:09
  13. Yesterday, John Lennon / Paul McCartney, 1:53
  14. Michelle, John Lennon / Paul McCartney, 3:19
  15. Ticket to Ride, John Lennon / Paul McCartney, 2:00
  16. Stripsody, for solo voice, 4:07
  17. Avendo gran disio, Luciano Berio 4:24
  18. Ah, quel diner, da La Périchole, Jacques Offenbach 1:33
  19. La diva de l'Empire, song for voice & piano Erik Satie 3:18
  20. Chanson, Erik Satie, 0:42
  21. Air du poète, Erik Satie, 0:56
  22. Adieu, Erik Satie, 0:47
  23. Daphénéo, Erik Satie, 2:02
  24. Tilim-bom, Igor Stravinsky, Histoires pour enfants, 1:26
  25. Les canards, les cygnes, les oies, Igor Stravinsky, Histoires pour enfants, 0:40
  26. Chanson de l'ours, Igor Stravinsky, Histoires pour enfants, 0:53
  27. Tilim-bom (orchestral version), Igor Stravinsky, Histoires pour enfants, 1:16
  28. Tango-Pasodoble, William Walton, Façade, 1:54
  29. Tarantella, William Walton, Façade, 1:16
  30. Something lies beyond the scene, Façade, William Walton, 1:04
  31. Fox-trot "Old Sir Faulk," William Walton, Façade, 2:10
  32. Song of Azerbaijan Anonymous, Armenian, 2:45



Recital 1 For Cathy / Folk Songs
    Recital 1 For Cathy (33:29)

  1. Se I Languidi Miei Sguardi, Monteverdi, 2:01
  2. Amor, Dov'é La Fé, Monteverdi, 1:06
  3. "Ah! He Hadn't Been There Before…" 1:27
  4. "Clarinet That's The Sound That's Been Haunting Me…" 10:02
  5. Avendo Gran Desi, Lyrics By – Da Lentini, 4:19
  6. "Who Hasn't Taken A Piece Out Of My Life?" 3:38
  7. Musician Exchange: "These 5 Men…" 2:20
  8. Excerpts: Mahler, Delibes, Rossini, Etc. 6:20
  9. Calmo E Lontano: "Libera Nos" 2:12


    Folk Songs (20:38)

  10. Black Is The Color… (USA), Written-By – John Jacob Niles, Traditional, 2:35
  11. I Wonder As I Wander… (USA), Written-By – John Jacob Niles, Traditional, 1:50
  12. Loosin Yelav… (Armenia) 2:19
  13. Rossignolet Du Bois (France) 1:29
  14. A La Femminisca (Sicily) 1:49
  15. La Donna Ideale (Italy), Written-By – Berio, Traditional, 1:13
  16. Ballo (Italy), Written-By – Berio, Traditional, 1:31
  17. Motettu De Tristura (Sardiania) 1:27
  18. Malurous Qu'o Uno Fenno (France) (From Canteloube's "Songs Of Auvergne") 0:56
  19. La Fiolairé (France) (From Canteloube's "Songs Of Auvergne") 2:39
  20. Azerbaijan Love Song (USSR) 2:36


    3 Songs By Kurt Weill (10:14)

  21. Song Of Sexual Slavery, Written-By – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, 2:18
  22. Le Grand Lustucru, Written-By – Jacques Deval, Kurt Weill, Roger Fernay, 2:41
  23. Surabaya Johnny, Written-By – Bertolt Brecht, Herbert Hartig, Kurt Weill, 5:10

'Recital 1 For Cathy' composed in 1971. Recorded on September 19-25, 1972 in EMI Studios, London.
'Folk Songs' (composed in 1964) and '3 Songs by Kurt Weill' recorded on December 21 & 23, 1968, in Webster Hall, New York City.
Total playing time: 64'35".

Arranged By – Luciano Berio (tracks: 10 to 23)
Art Direction – Judy Teener
Composed By – Luciano Berio (tracks: 1 to 9)
Conductor – Luciano Berio
Design [Cover Design] – Scott Johnson (14)
Engineer – Anthony Salvatore (tracks: 10 to 23), Dennis Ferrante, Marian Conaty
Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Cathy Berberian
Orchestra – Juilliard Ensemble (tracks: 10 to 23), London Sinfonietta (tracks: 1 to 9)
Producer – Richard Mohr (tracks: 10 to 23)
Reissue Producer – John Pfeiffer
Supervised By [Supervisor] – Edward Houser
Translated By [Translations] – Cathy Berberian (tracks: 21 to 23)


RESOURCES:
Luciano Berio in UbuWeb Sound
Luciano Berio in UbuWeb Film