Dallapiccola, Luigi, 1904-1975

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1904-02-03
Death 1975-02-19
Italians
Italian, English

Biographical notes:

Luigi Dallapiccola, an Italian composer, wrote Rencesvals, a piece for voice and piano based on three fragments of La Chanson de Roland, for French baritone Pierre Bernac.

From the description of Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122640078

From the guide to the Correspondence concerning Rencesvals : Firenze, to Pierre Bernac, Paris, 1945-1946, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Italian composer.

From the description of "Luigi Dallapiccola / Concerto per la notte di Natale dell'anno 1956 / (IV movimento) / [here follows Jacopone da Todi's text]." : autograph manuscript, 1957 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270562429

Luigi Dallapiccola was born in Pisino d'Istria, Italy (now Pazin, Istra, Croatia) on Feb. 3, 1904. During his youth, he gained diplomas in both piano and composition from the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He began his career as a piano teacher at the conservatory, where he remained until his retirement in 1967. He also taught music courses at several American colleges and summer music programs. As a composer, Dallapiccola was greatly influenced by the music of the 2nd Viennese School, evident in his use of serial methods. His output encompassed dramatic works (operas and ballet) as well as choral, solo vocal, and instrumental compositions. Several of his vocal works were considered to be "protest pieces," relating to his continued concern with the political situations of his time. Dallapiccola died in Florence, on Feb. 19, 1975.

Margaret (Peggie) Dwight is an American artist currently living in Paris. She had a correspondence with Dallapiccola from the time she met him at Tanglewood in 1951 where she was a student, until his death in 1975.

From the description of Dallapiccola/Dwight collection, 1951-1989 (bulk 1951-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71128101

Biographical Sketch

Luigi Dallapiccola was born in Italy on February 3, 1904. During his youth, Dallapiccola gained diplomas in both piano and composition from the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He began his career as a piano teacher at the Conservatory, where he remained until his retirement in 1967. He also taught music courses at several American colleges and summer music programs.

As a composer, Dallapiccola was greatly influenced by the music of the 2nd Viennese School, evident in his use of serial methods. His output encompassed dramatic works (operas and ballet) as well as choral, solo vocal and instrumental compositions. Several of his vocal works were considered to be "protest pieces," relating to his ever-present concern with the political situations of his time.

Margaret (Peggie) Dwight is an American artist currently living in Paris. She had a correspondence with Dallapiccola from the time she met him at Tanglewood in 1951 where she was a student, until his death in 1975.

From the guide to the Dallapiccola/Dwight Collection, 1951-1989, (bulk 1951-1975), (Music Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with percussion--Scores
  • Piano music
  • Songs with instrumental ensemble
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Choruses, Secular (Women's voices) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
  • Songs (Low voice) with orchestra--Scores
  • Musical sketches
  • Songs with orchestra--Scores
  • Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano
  • Composers--Correspondence
  • Composers--Italy--Correspondence

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  • Arrangers
  • Composers

Places:

  • Italy (as recorded)