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Following the publication of Luciano Berio’s writings in 2013, a selection of his major interviews is now issued for the first time by Einaudi, Torino. The new volume Luciano Berio. Interviste e colloqui, edited by Vincenzina C. Ottomano with an introduction by Paul Griffiths, features over fifty conversations, interviews and inquiries held with Berio over a period ranging from the early 1960’s up till a few months prior to his death in 2003. The texts, accompanied by editorial notes and comments, offer a multiple perspective on the composer’s life and work in an idiom that is at once approachable by a large spectrum of readers and surprisingly new for those who are familiar with his theoretical writings. The constant interaction of questions and answers encourages a spontaneous and immediate mode of communicating thoughts and issues that are central to Berio’s world view and poetics, such as music theatre, language, oral tradition and music history, electronic and computer-assisted composition, musical education. The portrait of a composer emerges who is deeply (and often critically) involved in the contemporary scene, convinced of the role of music and of the musician in the formation of a better society.

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The year 2017 closed with three events dedicated to the relationship between Luciano Berio and Claudio Monteverdi, organized on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of the composer from Cremona. On November 23 and 24 the international study meeting Orphée Aujourd’hui. Lire, interpreter... was held in Paris, organized by the Université Paris 8; on 6 and 7 December, the Italian Academy of Columbia University, New York, hosted Monteverdi at 450: Experiments in Sound, Image and Movement, two days of events dedicated to the "revisitation" made by Berio of the "L'incoronazione di Poppea" by Monteverdi; On December 14, at Conservatorio "G. Verdi", Milan, was held the study day Altre seconde cose. XVII e XX secolo nella recezione di Claudio Monteverdi , featuring a reflection on the Orfeo 2 curated by Berio in 1984.

In the first months of 2018 numerous events with Luciano Berio's music are scheduled. Following is a list of the main events until April (for a complete list, see the Concert calendar).
Folk Songs and Naturale are scheduled in Bonn with the ensemble Musikfabrik, conducted by Dirk Rothbrust, and two outstanding soloists: mezzo-soprano Jessica Aszodi and violist Tabea Zimmermann (Jan 19). Circles will be performed in Miami by Kelsey Lauritano and the New World Symphony conducted by Michael Linville (Jan 27). Rendering will be in the Konzerthaus Berlin's concert season, featuring the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Andrey Boreyko (Feb 4).

In october 2017 the ECM Records published the album Now, And Then featuring the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and guitarist Pablo Márquez conducted by Dennis Russel Davies. The album orchestral transcriptions of works by Frescobaldi, Legrenzi, Gabrieli, Viadana and Wassenaer realized by Bruno Maderna, and Chemins V for guitar and chamber orchestra by Luciano Berio. The booklet includes the texts Now, and then by Paul Griffiths, and Scrivere – e riscrivere. L’interpretazione o l’analisi della musica by Michele Chiappini and Angela Ida De Benedictis.
For and excerpt of Chemins V, click here.
For the details of the album on ECM's website, click here.