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DALLAPICCOLA, Luigi
b Pisino d'lstria (then Austria), 3 February 1904 d Florence,
19 February 1975, aged seventy-one

His father was a schoolmaster. From 1912 to 1916 he learned piano, and in 1922 he went to the Conservatorio Cherubini in Florence, where he won a diploma as a pianist and began teaching and giving recitals. In

1934 he was made professor at the Conservatorio Cherubini, a post he held until he retired in 1967. The fact that he had a Jewish wife made him hate Fascism, and this impeded his development in pre-war Italy. After a brief health crisis in 1972 he gave up composing.

1937-8 (33-4)

Volo di Notte, opera

1938-41 (34-7)

Canti di prigionia, for chorus and instruments

1942 (38)

Cinque Frammente di Saffo, for soprano and chamber orchestra

Marsia, ballet (1942-3)

1943 (39)

Sex carmina Alcaei, for soprano and instruments

1944-5 (40-1)

Due liriche di Anacreonte, for soprano and instruments

1944-9 (40-4)

ll Prigioniero, opera

1945 (41)

Ciaccona, Intermezzo e Adagio for cello

1946-7 (42-3)

Two Pieces for orchestra

1948 (44)

Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado, for soprano and piano 1

949 (45)

Tre poemi, for soprano and chamber orchestra

1949-50 (45-6)

Job, mystery play, for narrator, solo voices, chorus and orchestra

1951-5 (47-51)

Canti di Liberazione, for chorus and orchestra

1952 (48)

Quaderno musicale di Annalibera, for piano

Goethe-Lieder for mezzo-soprano and three clarinets (1952-3)

1954 (50)

Piccola musica notturna, for orchestra

1955 (51)

An Mathilde, cantata

1956 (52)

Cinque canti, for baritone and eight instruments

Concerto per la notte di natale dell'anno, for soprano and chamber orchestra

1957-8 (53-4)

Requiescat, for chorus and orchestra

1959-60 (55-6)

Dialoghi, for cello and orchestra

1960-8 (56-64)

Ulisse, opera

1962 (58)

Preghiere, for baritone and chamber orchestra

1964 (60)

Parole di San Paolo, for voice and instruments

Quattro liriche di Antonio Machado, version for soprano and orchestra

1970 (66)

Sicut umbra, for mezzo-soprano and twelve instruments

Tempus aedificandi, for chorus

1971 (67)

Tempus destruendi, for chorus

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