RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
Italian composer Luigi Dallapiccola was born at Pisino, Istria (now in Croatia) on 3 February 1904. As a composer he was a convert to serialism although a strong vein of lyricism never forsook him. He had an equal facility as a pianist and gave recitals throughout Europe. He died in Florence on 19 February 1975.
Ensemble. Extraordinary Artistic Freedom - The Francesco Siciliani Prize at Sagra Musicale Umbra, by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. From chains to the Almighty - Twentieth century operas in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. A Great Evening - Beethoven and Dallapiccola from Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra, heard by Bill Newman
Ensemble. Freedom and Passion - A Ferrero / Dallapiccola double bill in Modena, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
Ensemble. Orchestral Firepower - Lawrence Budmen sends his final report from the 2010 Tanglewood Festival
Profile. Luciano Chailly - The career of one of Italy's most striking musical personalities, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett, who met and interviewed him