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Cathy Berberian
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Vocalist
    (July 4, 1928-March 6, 1983)
    Resided in Milan
    Albums include ‘Magnificathy,’ ‘Recital I for Cathy,’ Unforgettable,’ ‘Nel labrinto della voce,’ ‘L’Incoronazione di Poppea,’ ‘Musica Elettronica’ and ‘Revolution’
    Wrote ‘Stripsody (1966)’
    Nicknamed ‘Magnificathy,’ ‘Harpo’ and ‘La Berberian’
    She resembled Phyllis Diller.
    She called herself ‘Magnificathy.’
    She married the composer Luciano Berio, making her married name Cathy Berberian Berio.
    She sang in many bizarre musical ‘projects.’
    She recorded an album of Beatles songs in the style of Handel.
    She had a wacky sense of humor.
    She was known for her professionalism.
    When taking a singing job, she always gave her all, even if she thought the music was crap.
    She worked with the great composers Igor Stravinsky and John Cage.
    She wrote music of her own.
    She said: ‘Singing is 80% intelligence and 20% voice.’
    One critic called her ‘a musical Columbus.’
    Her Beatles album is treasured by novelty collectors.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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