Charles Wilfrid de Berio ( fr. Charles Wilfrid de Bériot , often Berio-son in life, fr. Bériot fils ; February 12, 1833 , Paris - October 22, 1914 , du Gatine ) - French pianist , composer and music teacher. The son of the famous violinist Charles Berio and no less famous singer Maria Malibran .
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Having lost his mother at the age of three, he was brought up largely by her sister Pauline Viardot . In 1850 he entered the military school in Brussels, but soon abandoned his military career for the sake of pianism. Among the teachers Berio-son was, in particular, Sigismund Talberg , whose stepdaughter was his stepmother.
Intensively gave concerts as a soloist mainly in France. As noted in 1868 by Ernest Dubreuil ,
he miraculously handles the most daunting complexities of his craft, his technique is accurate, his play is powerful. He has powerful energy and utmost delicacy. No one better than him will understand and express the music of the old masters; no one will breathe out with a deeper and more refined maze of Chopin or Mendelssohn’s romance  .
Best known as a teacher (since 1887 ) at the Paris Conservatoire , where his students included Enrique Granados , Alberto Williams , Ricardo Vignes , Charles Tournemire and Maurice Ravel , who dedicated his Spanish Rhapsody to Berio. He is also devoted to Six Concert Etudes of Isidore Philip .
In the composer's legacy Berio - four piano concertos and a number of chamber compositions; sonata for flute and piano Op. 64 (1886) was written for Paul Taffanel and later recorded by him. In collaboration with Victor Alphonse Duvernois , Pauline Viardot's son-in-law, wrote the operetta Baron Frick. Edited the publication of piano pieces by Johann Nepomuk Hummel . He worked on several didactic compositions on piano accompaniment in collaboration with his father.
Second Piano Concerto Berio in C Minor Op. 46 (1881) recorded by Peter Walvis .
- Berio, Charles Wilfried de: sheet music on the International Music Score Library Project