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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.

Fall 2014 features many performances with Luciano Berio's music; the following is a selection of the most outstanding events.
Puccini’s Turandot with the Finale composed by Luciano Berio in 2001 will be performed at the Opéra de Nice between the 12th and 19th of November, with Roland Böer conducting and Federico Grazzini as stage director.
On November 13 Emilio Pomarico will conduct Coro at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires with the Buenos Aires Philarmonic Orchestra and the choir Diapasón Sur.

Berio’s Duetti for two violins feature in two different frameworks of the Paris Festival d’Automne. On November 22, 26 and December 6 a selection of the Duetti will be juxtapositioned to excerpts from Macé’s Ambidextre and Stockhausen’s Kontakte in a creative mosaic performed by students of the Rameau middle school of Versailles directed by Christophe Junivart. 
Workwhitinwork, William Forsythe’s famous interpretation of Berio’s Duetti, will be performed in Paris (November 17-26) and in other venues and dates by the Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon within the “Portrait” of the American choreographer featured by the Festival d’Automne.
On November 16 Juraj Valčuha conducts the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and violist Antoine Tamestit in Voci (Philharmonie, Cologne).
For the complete calendar of the performances of Berio’s music click here.
On October 18 and 19 Radio Classica broadcasted the program «Note d’autore, a tu per tu con i compositori d’oggi», entirely devoted to Luciano Berio. An extended interview with Angela Ida De Benedictis, editor of Berio’s Scritti sulla musica published by Einaudi in 2013, approaches the composer’s writings and is intersected with excerpts from his music. The program can be listened in podcast on the Soundcloud channel of Radio Classica.
In October 2014 the finnish label Ondine released a new CD with Hannu Lintu conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Sinfonia, Quattro versioni originali della "Ritirata Notturna di Madrid di L. Boccherini" and Calmo, with the participation of mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen.

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).