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Cronaca del Luogo

Fifteen years ago Cronaca del Luogo had its world première at the Felsenreitschule of the Salzburg Festival. What follows is a selection of related documents: texts by Luciano Berio, Talia Pecker Berio and Paul Griffiths; excerpts from a radio interview to the authors; a small gallery of photos from the rehearsals of Cronaca del Luogo in July 1999; and the reproductions of one autograph sketch and several pages from Berio’s score.
For a synoptic entry on Cronaca del Luogo click here.

1_LB_Bruno_Gioia_Musica-1.jpg Luciano Berio, Cronaca del Luogo, first published as an interview with Michel Lambert: La nouvelle chronique de Luciano Berio, «Opéra International. Le magazine de l’art lyrique» 137 (1999): 24-25.

1_LB_Bruno_Gioia_Musica-1.jpg Talia Pecker Berio, Cronaca del Luogo, in Luciano Berio, Cronaca del Luogo, testo di Talia Pecker Berio, Milano, Ricordi (libretti) 1999: 5-7.

1_LB_Bruno_Gioia_Musica-1.jpg Paul Griffiths, Luciano Berio's music-theatre work, in Luciano Berio. Cronaca del Luogo. Azione musicale, testo di Talia Pecker Berio, Milano, Ricordi, 1999 (English-Italian edition), pp. 4, 6, 8 and 10 (English), pp. 5, 7, 9 and 11 (Italian).

loudspeaker2.jpg Audio excerpts from the interview with Luciano Berio and Talia Pecker Berio conducted by Michele dall'Ongaro. The interview was aired in four installments on July 20, 21, 22, 23 1999 by the RAI - Radio3 Suite (with kind permission). The première of Cronaca del Luogo was broadcast live from Salzburg on July 24 1999.




Photo 1-2: Felsenreitschule, Salzburg.
Photo 3: rehearsals of Cronaca del Luogo, July 1999. © David Baltzer.
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L. Berio, analytic sketch of the pitch distribution in Cronaca del Luogo, published in Cronaca del Luogo, program book of the Salzburger Festspiele 1999, Salzburg 1999, between pp. 24 and 25.



L. Berio, Cronaca del Luogo, Milano, Ricordi (no. 38324), 1999. First page of the Prologue. By courtesy of the publisher and T. Pecker Berio.
For more excerpts from the score, click here.