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Luciano Berio, handwritten page from Una melodia di Gustav Mahler. Note sull’”Andante” della Sesta Sinfonia (in Colloque International Gustav Mahler, Paris 1986, pp. 108-115: 110, now in Luciano Berio, Scritti sulla musica, edited by A.I. De Benedictis, Torino, Einaudi 2013, p. 150).

The CSLB announces with great happiness that a street has been named after Luciano Berio in a new Milan development being built in what used to be the Fiera area, called City Life. Via Luciano Berio is in a pedestrian area in the heart of the new neighborhood, and it flows into a piazza named after Elsa Morante; for plans of the area click here. An analogous street which will also flow into Piazza Morante will be dedicated to Italo Calvino. This musical and literary "crossing" was proposed by Filippo del Corno, Culture Minister of the City of Milan, and described to the press: "A writer and a composer who both had a special relationship with the city of Milan are remembered for their innovative view towards the future, and concern for the development of the city"; for the complete article click here.

Via Berio and Piazza Morante were inaugurated on Saturday, November 8th at 11:30 am, with a ceremony that took place in a pavilion erected on the piazza especially for the occasion. The greeting remarks by Filippo del Corno, Giorgio Lazzaro (Director of City Life) and Talia Pecker Berio were alternated with a selection from Luciano Berio’s Duetti played by the young violinists of the Conservatory of Milan, prepared and directed by Giovanna Polacco. The ceremony was concluded in front of the uncovered plate of the new street with a further homage to Berio: a surprise performance of a Bartók Duet by the entire group.
For a selection of Press clips click here.
For a photo gallery click here.
For the text of Talia Pecker Berio’s speech click here.

The 2015 concert season around the world features many concerts with Luciano Berio's music. The following is a selection of events scheduled from January to March 2015 (for the full program see the Concert Calendar).

Workwithinwork, the choreography created by William Forsythe on Berio’s Duetti per due violini is scheduled in Switzerland, featuring the Ballet Zürich: nine performances are planned at the Opernhaus, Zurich, between January and June; and on February 25, 27 and 28 also in Winterthur.
On January 31, Voci is scheduled in Düsseldorf, with Christian Lindberg conducting violist Nils Mönkemeyer and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.
On February 1st Sequenza VIII for solo violin will be performed by Sergej Krilov at Teatro della Pergola, Florence.
On March 1st in Lugano is scheduled Ofaním's swiss première, featuring Heike Möhlen, the Ensemble 900 and Coro Clairière of Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana conducted by Arturo Tamayo, with the sound projection by Tempo Reale; in the same concert are scheduled also the performances of O King and Thema (Omaggio a Joyce). On March 6 Siete Canciones populares españolas by De Falla-Berio are planned in Lugano, with Pablo González conducting Luisa Castellani and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
On March 29 Ricorrenze for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon will be performed in Paris featuring the soloists of Ensemble Intercontemporain.

On Luciano Berio’s birthday (he would have been 89 on the 24th of October). To mark this anniversary we have chosen a precious audio document discovered during our constant search of materials related to the composer’s life and work. It is a long radio interview conducted by Glenn Glasow in July 1962 for the KPFA radio station in Berkeley. In it, Berio – not yet 37 years old – talks extensively about his poetics and composing methods, about the influence of the social-economic scene on musical life and on some of his key works at that time, such as Circles and Tempi concertati.

On this occasion, we are pleased to share with you some recent news concerning the editorial and research activities of the Centro Studi. 
A new edition of Incontri Musicali - the short-lived yet epoch-making journal founded and edited by Luciano Berio between 1956 and 1960 – is forthcoming, edited by Angela Ida De Benedictis, from the Milanese publisher Archinto. The four issues of the journal will appear in a box along with a facsimile anthology of the program booklets of the series of concerts, “Concerti degli Incontri Musicali,” that were performed in various Italian venues in the same years.
A collection of Luciano Berio’s interviews, edited by Vincenzina C. Ottomano, is under way. The book will anthologize a vast number of interviews published in newspapers, magazines, journals and miscellaneous volumes between the 1950’s and 2003 and will offer a lively portrait of the composer, his ideas, his life and his music within the cultural, social and political context of his time. This will be the third volume of Berio’s writings – a project directed by Talia Pecker Berio for the Italian publisher Einaudi – following Un ricordo al futuro: Lezioni americane (the Italian version of the Norton lectures Remembering the Future published in 2006) and Scritti sulla musica (2013).