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Composer: Sciarrino, Salvatore (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityItaly
PeriodContemporary
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ParisViolon Virtuose

Tartini, Sciarrino, Berio, Paganini
Michael Barenboim, Violin

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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