XV Ciclo de Música Actual

"Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo"C. Museo, s/nBadajoz
17 October 2023, h. 08:30pm

Luciano Berio
Folk Songs, for voice and ensemble

Fausto Romitelli
Seconda domenica, da Domeniche alla periferia dell’impero, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello

Ivan Fedele
TANKA for female voice and ensemble*




Marco Angius, conductor

Ljuba Bergamelli, soprano

Icarus vs Muzak


*commissioned by Ravenna Festival in cooperation with Festival Aperto (Reggio Emilia)

An anthology of eleven folk songs (or supposed folk songs) of various origins (United States, Armenia, Provence, Sicily, Sardinia, etc.), chosen from old recordings, printed anthologies or heard from the voices of friends”: these are the Folk Songs that Berio wrote as a “tribute to the vocal intelligence of Cathy Berberian”. It was 1964, and they were scored for seven instruments and the voice of the great Berberian, who died forty years ago. In her memory, a new work has been commissioned from Ivan Fedele, inspired by the images of Japanese tanka poetry. The programme also includes one of the greatests masterworks by Fausto Romitelli.