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Composer: Sciarrino, Salvatore (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityItaly
PeriodContemporary
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GothenburgPierrot Lunaire Melodrama

Pierrot Lunaire Melodrama
Sciarrino, Schoenberg, Bartók, Milhaud
Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Musicians from Gothenburg Symphony

LondonHåkan Hardenberger

Antheil, Storm, Berio, Sciarrino, Gershwin, Pöntinen, Lundgren, Thomson
Håkan Hardenberger; Roland Pöntinen

VeniceLuci mie traditrici

Sciarrino: Luci mie traditrici
Tito Ceccherini; Valentino Villa; Teatro La Fenice; Wioletta Hebrowska; Otto Katzameier; Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice
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Sounds of darkness in Cantata Profana's “Visions of Silence”

Cantata Profana © Russ Rowland

An eerie program of resonant sounds and sacred songs overtakes New York’s St Peter's Chelsea with Alvin Lucier, Salvatore Sciarrino and Galina Ustvokskaya alongside 17th-century works for an evening not short on drama.

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Jürgen Flimm's farewell to the Staatsoper Berlin

Laura Aikin (Singer) © Clärchen und Matthias Baus
Jürgen Flimm bowed out of his role as Intendant of the Berlin State Opera with the German premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo.
***11
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Bold Bruckner and a new Sciarrino concerto

Jonathan Biss, Fabio Luisi and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Fabio Luisi led The Cleveland Orchestra in Bruckner’s mighty Fourth Symphony, prefaced by a recently composed piano concerto by Sciarrino with Jonathan Biss.
***11
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Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

Laura Aikin (The Singer) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
The work takes its inspiration from the life of the little known Italian composer Alessandro Stradella who ended his life stabbed by killers sent by the husbands of his innumerable mistresses.
****1
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Casting a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
A questionable performance of Schumann's Violin Concerto was redeemed by lively interpretations of Beethoven's Third Symphony and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
***11
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