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Composer: Sciarrino, Salvatore (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityItaly
PeriodContemporary
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PragueNeue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

© Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart © Martin Sigmund
Haas, Bertelli, Sciarrino
Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

HamburgSciarrino: »Lohengrin«

Sciarrino, Monteverdi
Peter Tilling; Sarah Maria Sun; Shan Huang; Rupert Grössinger; Alexander Voronov
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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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Sturdy Mahler 6 from Pappano at Carnegie Hall

Barbara Hannigan, Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
The Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia's second performance of the weekend at Carnegie Hall featured compelling Salvatore Sciarrino and a heavy-footed Mahler 6.
***11
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Francesco D'Orazio plays a masterful recital in Cleveland

© Francesco D'Orazio
D'Orazio proved in a program that included Berio's Sequenza VIII why he is a leading exponent of contemporary violin composition.
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