A collection of orchestral works composed and conducted by Luciano Berio, an Italian composer of contemporary music (RCA).
“Nones (The Ninth Hour)” (1954) is a lyrical, small piece, which is derived from W. H. Auden’s poem and based on total serialism (Berio conducts London Symphony Orchestra).
“Allelujah II” (1958) is a complex and chaotic piece based on total serialism, in which the audience is surrounded by five instrumental groups separately arranged and conducted by two conductors (Berio and Pierre Boulez conduct BBC Symphony Orchestra).
“Concerto for two pianos and orchestra” (1973) is a piece including techniques such as twelve-tone music, total serialism, aleatoric music and cluster (Berio conducts London Symphony Orchestra. Piano performed b Antonio Ballista and Bruno Canino).