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Cover of the Sunday Calendar supplement of the «Los Angeles Times», 26 May 2002, featuring an image from the world première of Turandot with Luciano Berio's Finale.

The concerts featuring Luciano Berio’s music continue during the last month of Summer and Autumn 2015. Here follows a selection of the most outstanding events (for a complete list, see the Concert calendar).

In the frame of Divertimento Ensemble’s season Rondò 2015 in Monferrato are scheduled two concerts with works by Berio: on September 5 Lorna Windsor and Maria Grazia Bellocchio will perform La donna ideale and Ballo from Quattro Canzoni Popolari; on September 9 Luca Avanzi will perform Sequenza VII for oboe.
A-ronne is scheduled in Zurich on September 18, featuring the ensemble SoloVoices.
The Milano Musica festival will include three concerts with Berio’s music: on October 12 Linea and Six Encores will be performed by the soloists and ensemble of the contemporary music lab of the Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Milan; on October 30 Cries of London will be performed by The Company of Music conducted by Johannes Hiemetsberger; on November 14 is scheduled the performance of Quartetto and Sincronie featuring the Arditti String Quartet.
The choreography Workwithinwork by William Forsythe, based on Berio’s Duetti per due violini, is scheduled in Düsseldorf from October 10 to December 25, featuring the Ballett am Rhein and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.


Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot with the third act completed by Luciano Berio in 2001 was performed at the La Scala theatre on May 1st to mark the opening of the world fair «Expo Milano 2015».
The opera features an exceptional cast conducted by Riccardo Chailly and stage directed by with Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Seven more performances follow on May 5, 8, 12, 15, 17, 20 and 23.

We wish to mark this extraordinary event with a collection of documents and interviews given by Luciano Berio between 2001 and 2002, in which the composer describes and explains the genesis and the conception of his rewriting of Turandot’s finale. The documents include a facsimile selection of autograph manuscripts and a link to an audio file of Berio’s finale recorded in 2003 for Decca with the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly.

For the documents on Berio’s completion of Turandot click here.



L. Berio, Turandot, page 3 of the autograph score (by courtesy of Paul Sacher Stiftung and the Berio Estate).