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Luciano Berio, E si fussi pisci

For our homage to Luciano Berio on the eighth anniversary of his death, we have selected some new photographs and four unpublished manuscripts related to his favorite Sicilian song, E si fussi pisci. To listen to Berio singing it, accompanying himself on the piano, click here.

Berio, circa 1976. Berio Estate Archive.
For more photos click here.

E si fussi pisci, from 2 canti siliciliani (1948). Unpublished manuscript preserved at the Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel.
For other versions of E si fussi pisci click here.