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Berio's last work premiered in Paris

Stanze (meaning "Rooms"), Luciano Berio's last work, completed shortly before his death, was premiered in Paris on 23rd Jan. The 25-minute work is for orchestra, baritone soloist and three male choruses and set words by five different poets, including pianist Alfred Brendel, Paul Celan and others.

It is hoped a recording of the new work will appear shortly.


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