Along with Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio is the second featured composer at musikfest berlin. Berio enjoyed the esteem of his colleague and friend Boulez all his life. It was at Boulez’s suggestion that the 4 dédicaces received their world première posthumously. Mariss Jansons is now conducting the German première (5 Sep, Concertgebouw Orkest). Stanze, Berio’s last orchestral work, which he never heard performed, is also set to receive its German première (6 Sep, London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Vladimir Jurowski, soloist: Daniel Henschel).[nbsp]
The programme in Berlin will include the two long-time favourites Sinfonia and Folk Songs (London Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Daniel Harding), Coro (10–12 Sep, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor: Simon Rattle, who already presented the work in Birmingham), Voci (9 Sep, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conductor: Marek Janowski), Naturale, Kol od (13 Sep, musikFabrik, conductor: Peter Eötvös), Concerto (14 Sep, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, conductor: Kent Nagano) and Chemins I (16 Sep, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, conductor: Lothar Zagrosek). An impressive collection and a fantastic achievement!