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Homage to Edoardo Sanguineti

«I have always loved Edoardo Sanguineti, in the true sense of the term […]. I love him because he is awkward […] He's awkward because he maintains a granitic faith with his own world view - vast, ancient and modern, paradoxical, ironic and realistic. […] I love him because his poetry is not poetical, it cannot be translated, and bears the profound marks (scars even) of a sacrosanct memory which is individual and at the same time collective...».

[L. Berio, Pagina di diario, in Album Sanguineti, edited by Niva Lorenzini and Erminio Risso, Lecce, Manni, p. 20].

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Double portait of Luciano Berio and Edoardo Sanguineti, photomontage. Photos shot during the production of A-Ronne, Hilversum, June 1974. © Gisela Bauknecht, Maria Austria Instituut, Amsterdam.
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Text by Edoardo Sanguineti for Stanze

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1. Edoardo Sanguineti's first typescript for Stanze sent in a letter to Berio on 28 January 2002, on which the composer immediately made his first amendments and additions.
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Poem by Edoardo Sanguineti in memoriam Luciano Berio (2003)

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Published in Edoardo Sanguineti, Mikrokosmos. Poesie 1951-2004, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2004, p. 319, also in Varie ed eventuali. Poesie 1995-2010, Milano Feltrinelli, 2010, p. 31.