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This set of arrangements of Luciano Berio’s Duetti, originally for two violins, represents an expansion of the limited repertoire for two violas. These duets, originally conceived as a collection of occasional pieces, became a full compositional project with pedagogical overtones. The wide variation in technical demands for Duetti—from beginner to high-level skills—illuminates Berio’s unique approach.
Luciano Berio: Duetti (arrangement for two violas), arranged by Annegret Mayer-Lindenberg, Universal Edition, www.universaledition.com